For a better future, think Sustainability
The adoption of the highly anticipated Paris Agreement at the conclusion of COP 21, and moving from agreement to implementation at COP 22, are nudging various industries and businesses to think about their ecological footprint and sustainability.
When it comes to shipping, wood is currently the King in the switchgear industry. Wooden crates are the most commonly used containers to deliver circuit breakers and reclosers. Given the cost to return empty wooden boxes, they are typically discarded or scrapped by the buyer. Moreover, if wooden crates and pallets were a subject of a chemical treatment against insect attacks or fungal decay, they are not allowed to be recycled and should be treated as hazardous waste. Hence it is not a surprise that the environmental impact of such a packaging method could be very high.