How do you save a few million trees and a few hundred million bucks? Boot the box. Kick the carton. Punt the packaging.
More than a decade ago, Toyota began using returnable containers for shipping parts and accessories. The environmental impact so far: saving 308 million pounds of wood and 185 million pounds of cardboard, the equivalent of 2.5 million trees. It also adds up to $445 million in cost savings for the company…and that’s no pulp fiction.*
*Updated Dec. 11, 2013