The EU’s Plan to Combat Plastic Waste

The EU’s Plan to Combat Plastic Waste

January 31, 2019

The European Parliament voted for a complete ban on a range of single-use plastic waste across the union in a bid to stop pollution of the oceans. The proposal also called for a reduction in single-use plastic waste for food and drink containers, including plastic cups.

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Recycling’s Uncertain Future: China’s Ban On Waste Imports

Recycling’s Uncertain Future: China’s Ban On Waste Imports

January 31, 2019

China has long been treated as our planet’s repository for plastic waste. The nation has accepted 45% of the world's total plastic recycling since reporting to the United Nations Comtrade Database began in 1992.

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California Plastic Laws: What You Need To Know

California Plastic Laws: What You Need To Know

January 31, 2019

Even before plastic straw bans grew trendy, California was at the forefront of using less plastic and promoting more sustainable living. California pioneered a statewide ban on plastics beginning in 2016, when the state became the first in the U.S. to ban most stores from providing customers with single-use plastic bags, following a successful referendum. [...]

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Pack Anything For Safe Shipping With These Methods

Pack Anything For Safe Shipping With These Methods

January 23, 2019

When you take the time to pack your products correctly, you are not only protecting the product—you are signaling to your customer that you care about them and the experience they have with your company. Similarly, a broken or damaged product will set you back in more ways than one. Customers won’t want to buy [...]

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MINI PAK’R Setup Basics

MINI PAK’R Setup Basics

August 23, 2018

The MINI PAK'R is a great solution for ship-from-store operations, pack-and-ship operations, or small in-home businesses of all kinds. Use these quick set-up tips to start using your machine. If you're reading this blog, you might be familiar with FP International's MINI PAK'R machine. Welcome, and thanks for reading! If you've stumbled upon us through [...]

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Sustainable Packaging Material: How Air Cushions Fit In

Sustainable Packaging Material: How Air Cushions Fit In

August 15, 2018

Plastic is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of sustainability. Did you know, though, that when it comes to protecting what matters, air cushion films are one of the best sustainable packaging options available on the current market? Contrary to popular belief, inflatable plastic films are one of the [...]

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How to Streamline the Product Manufacturing Process

How to Streamline the Product Manufacturing Process

May 23, 2018

Sometimes the overall manufacturing process can slip through the cracks between product development and building a new business. Taking time to streamline the packaging and shipping processes and promoting communication between teams is crucial for your business to run smoothly. Streamlining your product assembly and design saves time, labor, and money. All it takes is [...]

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Is Microfibrillated Cellulose The Future of Barrier Packaging?

Is Microfibrillated Cellulose The Future of Barrier Packaging?

August 20, 2016

Plastic has been the front-runner in food packaging for decades now. With its hardiness, malleability, and inherent air and moisture resistance, it's been a natural (artificial) choice as a food-safe material. Though it might keep your favorite snacks protected from bacteria or and excess air causing them to go stale, however, our extensive obsession [...]

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Saltwater Brewery and the Quest for Clean Oceans

Saltwater Brewery and the Quest for Clean Oceans

July 13, 2016

When it comes to sustainable packaging, less is more. Of course, when you're cutting down on waste, a little creativity and imagination are needed to make it work. We've shared some pretty cool ideas other companies have come up with to minimize their carbon footprint. Today, however, we'll be talking about a Florida brewery that's been making some [...]

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From Amphorae to Agar: On the Innovation of Packaging

From Amphorae to Agar: On the Innovation of Packaging

June 14, 2016

Living in this advanced age of technology and convenience, it’s hard to imagine life without some of its modern comforts. To think there was once a time without the Internet or smartphones, automatic transmission, or on-demand television streaming; there wasn’t always regular mail delivery, refrigeration, indoor plumbing, passenger airplanes, or unlimited data plans. But since humanity’s humble [...]

 

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