Domtar’s Indas facility in Toledo, Spain, has lowered greenhouse gas emissions associated with freight transportation thanks to an innovative high-compression packaging system.[/caption]
Efficient Freight Transportation Is Good for the Environment
Improving how we ship personal care products, in particular, comes as the need for these products, including adult incontinence products, is increasing. In 2016, 617 million people worldwide were aged 65 or older. That number is projected to swell to 1.6 billion by 2050.
Increased shipping requirements due to the growth of the adult incontinence product industry could take their toll on the environment, but our improvements in freight transportation efficiency can lead to significant environmental benefits. By reducing our use of traditional vehicles powered by gasoline, we are lowering our greenhouse gas emissions. Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, trap heat in the atmosphere and contribute to a warmer planet.
“Freight transportation is one of the fastest-growing impacts on the environment, and as consumer demand increases for personal care products, we are committed to respond with efficient transportation practices,” says Kevin Swindell, transportation manager for Domtar’s Personal Care division. “Each year, performance data is submitted and reviewed to qualify as a SmartWay partner, and as part of the partnership, Domtar now uses tools to track and reduce emissions from shipping its lighter-weight offerings.”
To learn more about how we’re doing our part to improve fuel efficiency and reduce air pollution, view our 2017 Sustainability Report, Working Smart for the Long Term.