October 2019, Mayflex, the distributor of Converged IP Solutions, has made some fundamental changes to the way its customers goods are wrapped and secured for delivery. Following the highly successful implementation of plastic free packaging for the Excel infrastructure product range in September of this year, Mayflex has continued to work hard to introduce environmentally friendly replacements for much of the packaging used on a day to day basis at its headquarters in Birmingham.
The first of several changes to be made is the removal of plastic bubble wrap, which has been replaced by a cardboard equivalent. Standard tape has been replaced by a paper version and plastic bubble packaging has been replaced by a corrugated recycled paper tubing. The cable winding service that is offered free of charge to customers is now utilising corrugated cardboard covering opposed to plastic wrapping and the ‘Specialist Support Services’ team are using brown paper bags to despatch GOP boxes and protect cassettes situated at the end of all pre-terminated copper looms, opposed to plastic bubble bags.
Andy Cooper, Chief Operations Officer at Mayflex commented, “Everyone is tremendously aware of the damage that plastic has on the environment and by making these simple changes, we can continue with our mission to lead the way in our industry to remove as much ‘single use plastic’ from the supply chain as possible.”
Andy continues, “To effectively contribute to the protection of the ecosystem, Mayflex relies on its customers and workforce’s principles and integrity. If we can actively support both groups to make the choices that help them to reduce waste to landfill, save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, then we are giving them the option of working with a distribution partner that cares and can make a difference.”
Finally, Andy comments, “This is by no means the last of the modifications that Mayflex will be implementing throughout all areas of its operation. We will continue to source suitable alternatives to plastic until we can eradicate its use from our business model”.
For further details about Mayflex and the Excel plastic free initiative visit the Mayflex website #SayNoToSingleUsePlastic