22 The Swedish relief organization, Human Bridge, collects, repairs and sends medical equipment to hospitals in different countries. Used texti- les and other necessities are also collected. When the clothes collection boxes are emptied, the clothes and shoes are packed in sacks. “We have over 2 000 boxes set out – from centralSwedendowntothesouth–fordo- nationsfromthepublic.Peopleputclothes, shoes and other textiles in ordinary car- rier bags and tie them up. The boxes are used a lot and emptied regularly. We then transfer the contents over to refuse sacks fromTrioplastbeforeitissorted,”comments Urban Grahn, Purchasing Manager at Human Bridge. Hole-punched special sacks Trioplast’s strong standard sacks were used initially, but since March 2016 there has been direct collaboration, which works very well. This has meant instead that the sacks have been specially manufactured for Human Bridge to enable more efficient packing. “We wanted to press the air out of the sack without it being damaged. Trioplast listened and developed several different sacks, which we tested. At the start, we had frequent discussions and they were very fast to make adjustments accord- ing to our requests. Now we have our own special sack, which is hole-punched in certain places, but still maintains its supporting capacity. Trioplast has proved to be a stable partner – they can handle large volumes, hold stock for us and al- HUMAN BRIDGE MORE EFFICIENT PACKING WITHOUT AIR ways deliver on time to our different depots. This is a rolling system that is not allowedtostop,asthiswouldrapidlycause problems – we know because it happened on several occasions before Trioplast’s time,” says Urban Grahn. Companies – think before you throw away “Companies, wholesalers and manufac- turers are also welcome to get in touch if they have something that we can pass on. Think of the goodwill and satisfaction that you get when we create something bene- ficial from articles that for one reason or another are discarded, damaged or faulty. The material, after careful sorting, is pri- marily sent to Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa,” concludes Urban Grahn.