Modex 2012: ORBIS announces sustainability initiative
February 07, 2012 - MMH Editorial
To help companies quantify the environmental sustainability benefits that can be achieved through reusable packaging, ORBIS Corp. (Booth 2700) announced a life cycle assessment-based initiative in a press conference yesterday.
The service will examine a company’s environmental impact based on a comparison of possible packaging scenarios. The assessment compares user packaging data using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology and suggests potential opportunities for better environmental sustainability. By comparing past practices with either planned or newly implemented practices, the study aims to measure the environmental impact of adopting reusable packaging.
The ORBIS sales and engineering teams will work with customers to complete a worksheet with data inputs about current practices. ORBIS will analyze the information and determine the quantifiable impact of reusable packaging. The resulting report compares and evaluates energy used, solid waste generated and greenhouse gases used for different packaging options, then identifies opportunities for improvement.
ORBIS is one of the first to bring such a process to the reusable packaging market, said Samantha Goetz, the company’s manager of marketing communications.
Modex 2012 is scheduled to be held February 6-9, 2012 in Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry. Modern’s complete Modex 2012 coverage.