Our Approach to Sustainability
For packaging to be sustainable, it must meet certain criteria. Materials must be either renewable, recyclable, biodegradable, or compostable. The goal of sustainable packaging is to reduce the environmental footprint of packaging. It must be effective and economical, in addition to being safe for the consumer and the planet.
And let’s not forget the environmental toll caused by damages and returns. Damages are incredibly costly not only to your business, but to the planet as well. Our structural designers can help you reduce damages, while reducing your carbon footprint.
Designing for Sustainability
Design plays a critical role in the sustainability of a package, from spatial reduction and energy efficiency to material selection and optimization. Our design department is well-versed on sustainable materials and eco-manufacturers and can help you structure and select the right materials for your application.
Additionally, we help your customers communicate their focus on sustainable packaging through branding, overall packaging design, and graphics.
As a distributor, we have to make sure we are sourcing from the right people, which is why we have chosen to partner with over a dozen select manufacturers who are committed to longer-term sustainable manufacturing. Sustainable manufacturing means emphasizing energy efficiency, using minimal materials, avoiding toxins, and using renewable, recyclable, biodegrable, and compostible content when possible. Combined, these valued partners produce stretch film, mailers, flexible packaging and poly, corrugated, tape, shrink film, void fill, and cold chain packaging. Please let us know if sustainable packaging is a passion of yours and we would be happy to have a conversation with you around the pros and cons of sustainable packaging products.