As personal and corporate environmental responsibility grows, so has the demand for alternative packaging materials that can properly protect products while reducing environmental effects. Global name brands are even making sustainable packaging part of their corporate objectives.
Be a copycat! Terms like “Go paperless; save trees,” or simply “go green” can be misleading and spread falsehoods about printing and paper. Printing too much or too often doesn’t destroy trees and forests in the long term. Here’s the truth: North American forests are continuously replenished by sustainable forest management and considered a renewable resource.
In fact, over the last 60 years, the number of trees on managed U.S. forest lands has been increasing thanks to responsible forestry practices. Here are some more truths about printing and paper, courtesy of Two Sides.
Lightweighting packaging strategies are gaining attention from innovative companies as they look for new ways to manage material cost, improve operational efficiency, and meet new sustainability targets. Lightweighting also can improve the unboxing experience for the customer or increase efficiency in assembling, palletizing, shipping, and warehousing of products. But what is it?
As you walk down the street, it’s quite normal to see a recycling bin alongside other trash containers. While the practice feels decidedly modern, did you know that recycling has been commonplace since the days of Ancient Greece? A recent article in Packaging Digest, titled How do recycling stats stack up for packaging materials? confirms that, while great advances have been made – in particular, in the recycling of packaging materials – there is always room for improvement.