Success: National Pharmaceutical Distributor

Context & Challenge

A national pharmaceutical company faced challenges with fluctuating bale pricing for their OCC (Old Corrugated Containers). The unpredictable market prices led to uncertainty in managing waste and costs associated with their cardboard recycling.


IMPACT responded by conducting a thorough assessment and identified multiple reusable boxes that were inadvertently going into the baler.


To address the issue of fluctuating bale pricing, IMPACT implemented a strategic solution by separating and redirecting the reusable boxes for their used cardboard box program. This not only reduced the number of bales on the trailer but also maximized waste diversion through the consistent and non-fluctuating pricing of the used box program. The program’s stable pricing proved to be a reliable and cost-effective alternative, providing the pharmaceutical company with a predictable monthly cost for their recycling needs.

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