PLCAs empower companies to gauge packaging’s lifetime impact.
OCONOMOWOC, Wis. — May 23, 2023 — ORBIS® Corporation, a global leader in the sphere of reusable packaging, is excited to unveil its latest innovative solution: packaging life-cycle assessments (PLCAs). Leveraging comprehensive, data-informed methodologies, these PLCAs enable customers to scrutinize the advantages of transitioning to reusable packaging in a bid to mitigate their environmental footprint.
ORBIS operates with the mission of aiding prestigious customers in expediting their product movement safely and cost-effectively using reusable packaging. By employing the ORBIS PLCA instrument, the ORBIS team probes into customers’ systems, formulates a strategy, and deploys a reusable packaging scheme to realize prolonged cost efficiencies and to fulfill and surpass sustainability goals and objectives.
How ORBIS PLCAs Work
The PLCA capacity of ORBIS empowers companies to gauge the impact of their packaging across its entire lifespan, from the extraction of natural resources to its terminal phase. By juxtaposing reusable and single-use packaging, ORBIS harnesses a data-centric methodology to assist customers in diminishing environmental implications, such as emissions of greenhouse gases, water consumption, solid waste, and energy expenditure. The PLCAs afford companies with indispensable data to comprehend, register, and enhance their sustainability initiatives, thereby opening up vast opportunities to lessen their environmental impacts.
“We are overjoyed to roll out our PLCA tool, aiming to support our customers in realizing their sustainability objectives and targets,” expressed Thomas Estock, ORBIS Corporation’s director of sustainability.
“Our tool, designed for user-friendliness, yields transparent and communicable results derived from system modeling tailored to cater to the distinct needs of each customer. By comprehending the environmental repercussions of their decisions, our customers can contract their footprint and contribute positively to the global environment. We are confident that our PLCA tool will revolutionize the approach of companies aspiring to elevate their fiscal performance and sustainability indicators.”
The PLCA tool is operated via a straightforward three-step mechanism: data input, generation of results in tables and graphical representations, and elucidation/interpretation of the findings by the ORBIS professional. Customers can physically or virtually engage with ORBIS experts to appraise totes, pallets, and bulk containers. The ORBIS instrument applies ISO LCA procedures and life-cycle data from a third-party LCA research agency to emulate all life-cycle stages from raw material procurement, packaging production, use, and end-of-life management for the evaluated packaging systems.
For additional details, please visit: https://www.orbiscorporation.com/en-us/services/packaging-life-cycle-assessment/.
About ORBIS Corporation
Boasting a heritage of more than 170 years in material handling and 65 years of pioneering plastics, ORBIS supports renowned clients in transporting their goods quickly, securely, and economically with the aid of reusable totes, pallets, containers, dunnage, and racks. By employing a unique methodology, ORBIS professionals scrutinize customers’ systems, develop a solution, and implement a reusable packaging scheme for enduring cost-effectiveness while accomplishing their sustainability aims and objectives. Using packaging life-cycle assessments that compare reusable and single-use packaging, ORBIS enables customers to realize sustainable cost reductions while curbing their overall environmental footprint. ORBIS is a division of Menasha Corporation, one of the most enduring family-owned manufacturers in the United States. With headquarters in Oconomowoc, ORBIS employs over 3,100 individuals and operates nearly 50 locations across North America and Europe. For additional details, kindly visit https://www.orbiscorporation.com/.