Buy-In Mentality – As a leader in your company, your managers look to you to create focus and keep
them accountable. If reducing the excessive losses from tray theft and misuse is a priority for your
company, simply mentioning the issue every so often will not accomplish enough. It is up to you as a
leader to consistently reiterate responsibility for the property of your company. Before long, your
managers will pass along the same sentiment to your drivers.

The Bottom Line – Utilizing reusable plastic containers prevents your company from using dirtier, less
sustainable, and expensive alternatives. However, when you have to spend thousands or even millions
per year replacing your lost property, the choice may not be so clear. By making a priority of keeping
track of your plastics, you will get the return on investment you should expect from every tray or crate.