We are leading the way in sustainable packaging and warehouse efficiencies.
Capacity has dedicated itself to sustainability by using recycled, biodegradable, and environmentally sustainable packaging materials. We will not use Styrofoam peanuts in any of our packages or assembly work. Most of our employees use public transportation to get to work. Capacity, a member of the 2009 NJ Smart Workplaces Winners' Circle, is sensitive to the impact our industry has on the environment and is constantly working to mitigate those effects.
The roofs of our facilities at 1112 and 1101 Corporate Road are outfitted with about an acre of solar panels. During sunny periods, the panels generate more than enough power to meet our needs, and the surplus is sold back to the grid. The high price of electricity in NJ has led us to other usage-reduction techniques, such as the occupancy-sensor warehouse and office lighting.
Capacity cleans, bales and sells its waste cardboard and pallet shrink wrap generated to a recycling firm. The price of what is referred to in the industry as "Old Corrugated Cardboard" or "OCC" fluctuates based on local demand. We invested in balers to bundle the corrugated: the price of cardboard generally pays for it, and when it does not, we still do it, because it’s the right thing to do.
Our orders ship in cartons comprised of 100% post-consumer content. Many of you know that we are in our 18th year of a 'NO PEANUTS NO STYROFOAM" policy. You may not know that over recent years we have greatly reduced the use of traditional plastic air pillows and bubble wrap in favor of crumpled craft paper, blank newsprint, and environmentally-friendly air pillows.