For episode 13 of The New Warehouse Podcast I had the pleasure to sit down with Tom Szaky, Founder and CEO of Terracycle. Terracycle’s mission is to make the unrecyclable recyclable and through that mission they are making changes to the way we look at packaging and how packaging will be created and used in the future.
I wanted to talk to Tom because he recently authored the book The Future of Packaging: From Linear to Circular. The book is not only the first
book in The New Warehouse Virtual Book Club but also gives a great history and overview of packaging, where we are currently with packaging, where we need to be and how do we get there. As you know for the logistics and distribution industry, packaging is a big deal. It can make our jobs easier, help to protect and save dollars as well as giving a better experience to the end user.
You can jump right into the episode at the button below and then read more about what we discussed after the button.
My Loop Experience
Loop launched this past Tuesday on May 21st and I signed up immediately because I was so excited after hearing about it from Tom and attending the official launch. The experience was incredibly easy to navigate through and get setup on their site. I selected a few items, of course I had to try the ice cream, and went to my cart and checked out. The prices were comparable to the store and the only addition was the deposit for the packaging which gets refunded when everything is returned.
I ordered late Thursday night and my Loop tote was on my porch Friday evening. I had been out so I was a bit concerned my ice cream might not be so frozen any more but inside the Loop tote it was packaged within special freezer packaging and it still had a nice frost on the outside of the beautiful stainless container. Everything else arrived safe and sound so I was very pleased. I cannot wait to consume everything so I can send it back and experience the return.
I will be posting more about my experience throughout the week on The New Warehouse Instagram as I am using the products. Be sure to stay tuned in!