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Jun 27, 2013

DDL Offers Tip #5 of “Driving Sustainability: Five Tips for the Packaging and Device Testing Industry”

Jun 27, 2013|Sustainability, Sustainable Packaging, Tips, Tips and Advice|

#5 - Empower Employees to Drive Sustainability Employees are a powerful asset in the effort to improve sustainable practices.  They are the people who see firsthand the daily practices in the lab space.  Training them to think in a sustainability context will bring forth many unforeseen opportunities for improvement that otherwise may have gone unnoticed.  [...]

Jun 24, 2013

DDL Offers Tip #4 of “Driving Sustainability: Five Tips for the Packaging and Device Testing Industry”

Jun 24, 2013|DDL News, Sustainability, Tips, Tips and Advice, Uncategorized|

#4 - Conduct Regular Assessments of Current Practices Information must be collected and analyzed to gain an understanding of current performance in terms of sustainability.  If the company adheres to a standard such as ISO 14001 or has an environmental management system in place, this practice will already be occurring.  But if not, there are [...]

Jun 19, 2013

DDL Offers Tip #3 of “Driving Sustainability: Five Tips for the Packaging and Device Testing Industry”

Jun 19, 2013|DDL News, Sustainability, Tips, Tips and Advice, Uncategorized|

#3 - Follow the Three R's Here at DDL, like all packaging labs, we go through a vast amount of packaging material: cardboard boxes, packing peanuts, dunnage, plastic wrap, palates, etc.  Finding ways to reuse any or all of these materials can extend their useful lives and keep them out of landfills.  Reduce: using less [...]

Jun 17, 2013

DDL Offers Tip #2 of “Driving Sustainability: Five Tips for the Packaging and Device Testing Industry”

Jun 17, 2013|DDL News, Sustainability, Testing Services, Tips, Tips and Advice, Uncategorized|

#2 - Limit Climate Variability in Lab Space A major energy consumption driver in any testing facility is the need for climate control.  Tight tolerances on temperature and humidity mean an HVAC system has to work consistently and reliably.  By isolating lab spaces from surround office space and outdoor air, we can minimize the load [...]

Jun 13, 2013

Driving Sustainability: Five Tips for the Packaging and Device Testing Industry from DDL

Jun 13, 2013|Sustainability, Tips, Tips and Advice|

As regulatory bodies and customers alike get on board with the sustainability movement, testing facilities will need to address policies, procedures, and practices to ensure compliance and customer satisfaction.  Often times, this transition is seen as burdensome; an additional task dropped onto and already busy work force with what can be extensive financial implications.  However, [...]

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