Creating a more sustainable warehouse is something we have been working on behind the scenes at Muscle Nation for quite some time. We have developed 100% compostable packaging for our postage satchels and garment bags. There were many different options of packaging and levels of durability, so this initiative required a great deal of trialling and testing before it came to life. As a result, all orders will now arrive to customers in our new 100% compostable postage satchels, in further support of our MN Sustainability Movement.
With the launch of our HBxMN Collection in January, we also introduced our 100% compostable garment bags. Moving forward, we are phasing out our original non-recyclable garment packaging, so all garments in the Muscle Nation Warehouse to be in our new 100% compostable packaging. You can read more about our MN Sustainability Movement here.
On May 18, 2020 we changed the way we operate in our warehouse. We wanted to reduce our impact on the environment, as our warehouse was heavily reliant on paper for packing orders. Originally, individual sheets of paper were required for our order picking and packing processes. We knew we needed to implement a more sustainable process, however we also knew this change could not happen overnight.
After many months of meetings and researching a wide range of inventory management systems, we finally found a scanning system to support our warehouse. This system not only allows us to reduce paper, but enables our warehouse processes to be more efficient. Our scanners streamline our inventory management, order picking and packing processes - while importantly eliminating our dependence on paper.
Starting with only four scanners, we have now acquired more than 40 scanners for our daily processes. The Muscle Nation Warehouse is nearly a paperless environment. We also have big recycling bins which we use daily.