19 Jun '12, 12pm

OfficeMax brings reusable boxes to business customers

OfficeMax brings reusable boxes to business customers

In a move that promises to reduce delivery packaging and create less work for businesses, OfficeMax has launched a shipping box reuse program called "Boomerang Box." Participating businesses will receive shipments from Officemax as usual, but instead of breaking down and recycling delivery boxes, they'll hold onto them, and then OfficeMax will pick the boxes up at the next delivery and reuse them. Or, if the boxes are too worn out, they'll get recycled. Although the free program, which rolls out nationwide later this year, is limited to OfficeMax's business customers, the company estimates that it could reduce box use by 80 percent. And OfficeMax is not the only office supply chain pushing to reduce delivery packaging: A related program by competitor Office Depot that eliminates boxes in favor of paper bags is now used by just shy of 100 percent of customers. Boomerang box...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/06/19/officemax-brings-...

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