By and large, all the participating companies have been through the same process. Initially, they become very frustrated with the demands, but quickly the majority realise that the task is manageable and actually brings about financial savings for the company.
The guide also includes the participating case companies’ experience with this project. It is very interesting to observe that several of them have obtained actual savings, even on packaging for which they thought optimum requirements had already been met.
The project has achieved as much as a 25% material reduction and, at the same time, a 15% transport volume reduction for the same product. The product value has even increased, because it was possible to prove accordance with the Packaging Directive.