Category: Sustainability

Waste not, want not: How much packaging waste is too much?

We need packaging. But with it comes packaging waste. So, where do we draw the line? Packaging is a must: just imagine a world without it. There has always been some sort of packaging and there always will be, but is there way for us to discontinue the amount of pollution and waste produced from these necessity of life? Where do we draw the line in the agreeing to accept the reality of packaging waste into our lives? One of

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5 ways to prevent waste in your packaging program

If you’re like most businesses, you’re looking for ways to cut costs. Have you considered cost cutting in your packaging program? Source reduction, recycling, and an efficient packaging program continue to be the traditional go-to methods for helping to both minimize the amount of waste sent to landfills in the U.S. and to minimize the cost of that waste to companies. And a recently released 20th Anniversary edition of “A Study of Packaging Efficiency, As It Relates to Waste Prevention” report, produced

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Packaging waste remains major concern among industry leaders

Among the many issues that affect packing products companies, packaging waste remains a major one.

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How much is sustainability changing the way we package?

Sustainability is a big push in 2016. And with online purchasing being an ever bigger aspect of our economy, the packaging that people are receiving those items in is quickly becoming a major aspect in the sustainability push. But with boxes with more and more recycled material, are we getting the same quality of packaging that we were in the past? And if we aren’t, how are we able to get our money’s worth out of our packaging? First of all,

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Supply chain sustainability: save money and Mother Earth

What do the numbers 500 million, 2 billion, 7.6 billion, and $6 billion have in common with the supply chain? Give up? Wood pallets. Each year, we produce 500 million new wooden pallets and on any given day there are 2 billion wooden pallets in circulation.  Approximately 7.6 billion board feet of lumber is used annually to build these pallets equating to $6 billion in annual sales for the lumber industry, building the pallets that are used for shipping, storage, and distribution within the

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