What is Sustainability?


Project Objective:

Reduce the amount of packaging used on a top item in order to meet Wal-Mart's Sustainability objective


Approach:

Performed stacking analysis on several board grades to determine the exact grade required to protect the customer's product while not over-packaging.


Results:

Saved 28.8 tons of corrugated/yr = 363 trees


Also saved:

  • 700 million BTU’s = to the energy used for 8 homes.
  • 135.846 lbs CO2 = to CO2 emitted from 12 cars.
  • 211.275 gallons of water.
  • 2 garbage trucks of solid waste.