Letter crates repurposed
The plastic letter crates at the letter and logistics centers travel around the conveyor belts in the sorting systems thousands upon thousands of times. Over time, their contact surfaces become worn – which can lead to instability and disruption in the conveyor system. Since 2017, containers which have been taken out of service have been recycled. The bases are first carefully removed by employees of the “alfaset” workshop in La Chaux-de-Fonds, which employs people with disabilities. This results in sturdy plastic frames which are now being used by delivery staff on their rounds – as an attachment on their scooters. The frames support large-format consignments and protect them against bending.