Save on Overpackaging with Do-It Source Reduction

If you have any experienced with budgeting, then you know that the fastest way to make money is by saving money. But while saving money is always a good idea in theory, it begs the question: how do you figure out where you can reduce waste?

Here at the Do-It Corporation, we believe that reducing waste should always feel simple. That’s why we design our products to maximize the presentation of your items while minimizing the cost to your wallet and the environment.

In this month’s blog post, we’ll be discussing how you can use Do-It products to save money on source reduction.

Replace Single-Use Plastic Bags with Carry Handles

Here’s a question: when you purchase items such as toilet paper in bulk, do you fit them into grocery bags? If you’re like most consumers, then probably not.

Some items just don’t need to be crammed into wasteful plastic grocery bags because they’re either too large or, ideally, because they already have carry handles attached to them.

By equipping items with carry handles, customers generally feel like they don’t need to put them in a bag. Instead, they’ll carry it home as-is. Companies like Costco, for instance, use this principle to reduce waste by outfitting many of their bulk goods with paper or plastic carry handles. These handles cost only a fraction of the cost of paper and plastic bags and use only a fraction of the resources.

How do we know all of this? Easy—our team has helped develop Kirkland brand carry handles for their products.

For more information on how you can use carry handles for source reduction, click here.

Create New Retail Display Designs that Save Resources

Another way to practice source reduction is by going back to the drawing board with your retail displays.

When your current retails displays were designed, it may be the case that they were created under a completely different set of circumstances. These circumstances might have made it economical to design your products a certain way before that just doesn’t hold up now. These circumstances could be:

  • Limitations on materials, capital, or design know-how
  • An excess of materials that aren’t as readily available anymore
  • Changing industry practices and logistical costs
  • Changes in suppliers and suppliers’ practices

Ask yourself: could any of the above factors be influencing your current retail display decisions? If so, then you may benefit from creating an newer, more efficient design that saves you money in the long run.

Are your searching for source reduction solutions, but just not sure where to start? If so, then the Do-It Corporation is here to help. Do-It has been providing point-of-sale retail solutions for over 50 years, and now we’d like to share that expertise with you. Click here to contact us for more information.