There are some poignant insights to be gleaned from this fascinating piece. It's by Ken Chrisman of logistics provider Sealed Air.
Here's a shining example:
Waste is a two-pronged problem in the consumer goods industry. On one side, you have products that are disposed of for a variety of reasons. The product might not have been constructed properly, or the packaging did not protect the product through the supply chain.
Meanwhile, using oversized boxes or overpacking orders adds to our packaging waste problem. Containers and packaging made up 30 percent — or 75 million tons — of solid waste generated ...