Sustainable Logistics: 4 Ways 3PL Center Is Going Green

its not easy being green

In an era where sustainability is at the forefront of business practices, 3PL Center stands out as a beacon of eco-consciousness in the e-commerce fulfillment industry. Here are four distinctive sustainable logistics initiatives we have implemented that set us apart from competitors:

1. Cardboard Recycling with State-of-the-Art Baler and Compactor

In the past, breaking down cardboard boxes was a time-consuming task and required a considerable effort to flatten them before disposal in a large dumpster. This process was highly inefficient, consuming both time and valuable dumpster space.

At 3PL Center, cardboard boxes don’t meet the end of their life cycle in a landfill. Instead, we employ a cutting-edge baler and compactor system. This ingenious machine crushes and bales cardboard boxes onto pallets, saving both space and resources. The baled cardboard is then recycled, and a dedicated recycling company collects the pallets, ensuring they never end up in the trash. This not only helps preserve the environment but also translates into significant cost savings and optimized warehouse space.

compactor and baler

2. Motion-Sensor-Activated LED Lighting

Gone are the days of needlessly lit warehouses. In the past, the entire warehouse would be lit with halogen lights. 3PL Center’s commitment to energy efficiency is evident in our adoption of full LED lighting with motion sensors. This innovative system ensures that lights are only active when needed, significantly reducing energy consumption. Now the lights are on only in the areas where people are working.  It’s a small change with a big impact, demonstrating our company’s dedication to operational excellence with minimal environmental impact.

3. Clean Air with Electric Machinery

In an industry where machinery is a cornerstone, 3PL Center takes the lead by opting for electric machines over traditional propane-powered equipment. This choice not only ensures a cleaner, healthier working environment for our team but also contributes to lower emissions and improved air quality. It’s a testament to our holistic approach to sustainability.

electric machines

4. Eco-Friendly Packaging Materials

3PL Center understands that sustainable practices extend beyond the warehouse. We’ve made a conscious choice to use recyclable shipping materials. In particular, we cater to our clients’ special requirements that may include biodegradable peanuts, eco friendly shipping labels or corrugated packaging. This decision not only reduces our plastic footprint but also aligns with our commitment to responsible packaging solutions.

Embracing Sustainability: How 3PL Center is Going Green in E-Commerce Fulfillment

3PL Center’s commitment to sustainability isn’t just a business strategy; it’s a testament to our dedication to a greener, more sustainable future. Through innovative practices like cardboard recycling, solar power generation, energy-efficient lighting, electric machinery, and eco-friendly packaging, we’re setting a new standard in e-commerce fulfillment. By choosing 3PL Center, clients aren’t just getting exceptional service; they’re supporting a company that’s actively working towards a more sustainable planet. 

Upcoming Initiative: Solar Power with Rooftop Panels

Exciting news! 3PL Center is on the verge of transforming our facility into a hub of renewable energy production. By investing in solar panels on our expansive warehouse roofs, we are taking a significant step towards a more sustainable future. Stay tuned for updates on this game-changing addition!

Contact us today to learn about our sustainable logistics initiatives or for more information about any of our comprehensive logistics services!