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Case Study: New Waste Management System Cleans Up At International Packaging Company

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Images of the racksack® situated at Zeus Packaging’s warehouse and distribution centre in Biggleswade

New Waste Management System Cleans Up At International Packaging Company

A new racksack® system from Beaverswood is improving the collection and segregation of waste at one of the UK and Ireland’s largest suppliers of industrial packaging and food service products.  

Zeus Packaging (UK) Ltd, which is a leading specialist in distribution and manufacturing, supplying a diverse range of products to a wide range of markets both globally and in the UK, recently invested in 50 new hard-wearing racksack’s at its 97,000 sq. ft. warehouse and distribution centre in Biggleswade in Bedfordshire.  

The move is already reaping rewards, with the company reporting significant improvements in the efficient segregation and management of waste materials as staff pick and fulfil delivery orders in a 24/7 operation.  

Suspended from the end of each shelving line, labelled racksack’s support picking operations, helping to keep the workplace tidier and free from potential slip or trip hazards. It also contributes to saving valuable floor space, as pickers are able to handily dispose of cardboard, paper, plastic ties, clips and other waste, which is then emptied into onsite balers and skips before being sent for offsite recycling. 

Zeus Packaging estimates that its investment in the new racksack system, which sees waste segregated as orders are processed and shipped, rather than laboriously gathered up and sifted at the end of each shift, will deliver significant savings in the long term. 

It is also contributing to general all-round improvements in housekeeping performance at a busy operational site, while supporting a safer working environment for the sizeable Biggleswade workforce. 

Brian Davey
, Regional Packaging Consultant at Zeus Packaging, who assisted in the implementation of the new system, said the company plans to incorporate further racksack systems at its other sites in West Bromwich and Norwich following the success of the first installation.  

He said: “We have invested in the racksack in order to assist with our good housekeeping and to help with waste segregation, which makes us more efficient and helps us to push on with our recycling programme throughout the company. Although it’s early days, we recognise its benefits and it is now our intention to invest further with systems at all our other UK depots.”  

Manufactured from hard wearing woven polypropylene to withstand the rigours of the warehouse environment, the racksack hangs neatly off the ends of shelving and racking systems that are between 900mm to 1100mm deep. Sacks are available various waste design prints to allow for clear and rapid waste segregation.

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The racksack® product range is suitable for many industrial environments

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Dear Customer,


We would like to thank you for all your support and business during the last 15 months - no one could have foreseen all the events that have unfolded, and we are incredibly proud of how our team have worked tirelessly with our customers and suppliers in navigating these challenging times. 


Unfortunately, we have reached a point where we need to share with you the testing circumstances that are besetting our industry. With prices for commodities, such as plastics, cardboard and paper, as well as transport costs rising in a way that we haven’t seen in our 37-year history, our supply partners have found themselves increasingly battling with growing costs and possible shortages.


From the start of the pandemic, we have been working closely with our supply partners to try and mitigate any risk of price increases. As an example, we took the decision early on to proactively pre-invest in our stock levels to lock in historic prices. However, with the continued supply & demand mismatches, and increasing industry pressures on the supply chains, we have had to evaluate our position and the impact it is having on our business. It is with great reluctance that we need to apply a temporary economic surcharge of 12% on all orders placed, effective from 22nd July 2021.


We pride ourselves on working very hard with our suppliers and customers to build strong, trusted and long-lasting partnerships, so please be assured that we will be reviewing this measure all of the time, and adapting it as we can, when hopefully market conditions become more settled for all of us.


We would like to thank you for your continued support and understanding in these unsettling times