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Shipment at Wildsuits: an innovative and eco-friendly solution

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Our objective is simple - to minimise the negative impact of Wildsuits on the environment as much as possible and on all levels. One of our major issues seemed to be delivery, therefore, we decided to tackle this problem head on and offer you an alternative, efficient and environmentally responsible delivery service that triumphed our previous method.

DID YOU KNOW THAT 40% OF PAPER AND BOARD PRODUCTION IS DESTINED FOR THE PACKAGING MARKET?

We personally thought this was astronomical, so we came up with a solution to dramatically reduce our usage.

HOW HAVE WE REDUCED OUR CONSUMPTION OF NEW CARDBOARD BOXES?

We are proud to work alongside the local community, who play an integral part in lowering the ecological impact of Wildsuits. We recover the cardboard packaging from shops in the city centre of Nantes (Loire-Atlantique, France) and give the boxes a second life by using them to package and send our suits.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO REDUCE CARDBOARD PRODUCTION?

The entire process from the manufacture of cardboard to its recycling is energy-intensive and involves many players. It is therefore essential to optimise the use of a cardboard so that it can be used more than once. Indeed, too often the destroyed boxes are in perfect condition and have only been used once. The reason? Simply because shops do not have it and no longer see its use. 

Therefore, we invite everyone to pay attention to their cardboard/paper consumption. By recycling 1 ton of paper, 2.5 tons of wood are saved. The carbon footprint (Co²) will therefore be greatly reduced! 

What solution has been implemented at Wildsuits to reduce the use of cardboard boxes?

The solution is to collect and reuse unwanted cardboard from the local shops in the Wildsuits offices for all our shipments! 

The entire process, from manufacturing cardboard to recycling it is energy-intensive and involves many components. It is therefore essential to optimise the use of cardboard by using it more than once. All too often the destroyed boxes are in perfect condition and have only been used once, simply because the cardboard has appeared to serve its purpose. Businesses can not only save the planet by reusing their cardboard boxes, but also save money! Did you know that by recycling 1 ton of paper, 2.5 tons of wood are saved? Moreover, our carbon footprint (Co²) will also be greatly reduced as there will be less need for cardboard production. 

Its use will have been maximized and its ecological footprint will have been greatly reduced! If you have a company with which you send boxes, we invite you to do the same as we do to maximize and reduce the overall consumption of boxes.

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Graphic design - The cardboard recycling process at Wildsuits

HOW HAVE WE IMPLEMENTED THE SOLUTION?

We use this packaging solution to send orders to our partner stores, but also to send all orders made on our online shop. This solution guarantees that your product will not be mishandled. It is transported in a solid and resistant packaging

The solution is as simple as the concept - we collect and reuse unwanted cardboard from the local shops and use them for all our Wildsuits’ shipments. We will then repeat the initiative until the cardboard is unuseable. Once it reaches this point we will collect the boxes and send them to a specifically selected sorting centre for recycling and reuse in the cardboard manufacturing industry. By maximizing the use of the boxes, it greatly reduces the ecological footprint of both the cardboard and our company. If within your own company you also dispatch your products in cardboard boxes, we encourage you to do the same. Together, by maximizing the use and reducing the overall consumption of cardboard, we can all play a small part in preserving our planet.

LOOKING AHEAD…

Wildsuits won't stop here. We are always looking for new and innovative solutions that are sustainable and eco-responsible. If you have any more environmentally friendly packaging solutions for the delivery of our wetsuits and our t-shirts, please don't hesitate to contact us!