Research: Packaging waste reduction at construction sites

16 February 2017

Packaging waste is a major contributor to construction waste, and cardboard is mainly generated during the electricity works. In an article published in Waste Recycling Research 2017; volume 1:7, researchers at the European University of Madrid in Spain propose some strategies to reduce the packaging waste associated with two types of cardboard boxes for electric sockets, and evaluate the potential effects of these strategies.
Although the results of the comparison do not show a big difference, together with the incorporation of some changes on the design they could help achieve some important savings for manufacturers, both environmental and economical.
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Click here for more information about the NVC E-Workshop Sustainable Innovation in Packaging.
Click here for more information about the new NVC Project PUMA: the end of packaging as an environmental issue (kick-off on 29 March 2017).

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