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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The Benefits of Sustainable Packaging

The Benefits of Sustainable Packaging

January 05, 2018

Cost and a lack of scalable innovations are barriers for sustainable business strategies, though there are many benefits to minimizing your footprint that exceed the expense. Thinking outside the box when it comes to your company’s packaging and shipping processes can keep your budget in the black while keeping the rest of the world green. [...]

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What on Earth are Metallized Films?

What on Earth are Metallized Films?

March 29, 2017

When people think of packaging, it’s easy to think that most materials are homogeneous (that is, the same type of material throughout): you have plastic films, metal foils, and paper and cardboard packaging, all straightforward and rather basic on their own. However, this is the 21st century, an era of scientific innovation spurred on by [...]

 

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How2Recycle and the Standardization of Recycling Labels

How2Recycle and the Standardization of Recycling Labels

February 15, 2017

When we think of recycling, we often break things down into a few main categories such as plastics, metals, and paper. As technology advances and more materials (and their variants) are created, the process of recycling them efficiently and effectively becomes challenging. Doubly so when no one's really sure what bin to toss them [...]

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An Algae Water Bottle You Can Drink From (And Eat)

An Algae Water Bottle You Can Drink From (And Eat)

January 03, 2017

I know it might seem like we're picking on plastic lately, but the facts are there: plastic waste is a major problem. Contributing from everything to bursting landfills, floating garbage islands in the middle of the ocean, and the leaching of toxic chemicals back into ground and water tables, the material that once revolutionized packaging [...]

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Moove Over, Plastic: Milk-Based Packaging is on its Way

Moove Over, Plastic: Milk-Based Packaging is on its Way

August 26, 2016

As the old saying goes, the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. So too do we find that to be the case with plastic, a revolutionary material that’s shaped industries the world over as well as asserting itself as the standard of food packaging. Of course, this all comes at the cost of [...]

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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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10 Cool Sustainable Packaging Concepts

10 Cool Sustainable Packaging Concepts

June 05, 2016

Sometimes great logistics are less about getting your products to your customers and more about what you wrap your products in. While the old adage about not judging books on their covers may be true when it comes to literature or a house with poorly maintained siding, the same can’t be said about bland packaging. [...]

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