Category: Environmental

Leveraging the Sustainable Aspects of Your Packaging for Millennials

on February 8, 2018
The world of commerce, particularly ecommerce, evolves so quickly that manufacturers can be forced into reactive strategies rather than proactive ones. Sometimes change is such a long process you risk it becoming outdated before you even completely master it. On the other hand, you can leverage a lot of your...

3 Tips for Sustainable Packaging

on April 29, 2016
Packaging plays a critical role in environmental issues. See how you can help contribute to the solution with sustainable packaging.  From manufacturing to shipping, the entire process of order fulfillment is going green. When companies look at reducing waste and the carbon footprint, much of the focus lands on emissions...

Is paper the best alternative to plastic

on September 2, 2015
Three interesting articles have surfaced recently, all relating to a growing ecological problem: Plastic contamination of our oceans. It is estimated that several million tons per year of plastic is settling in our oceans, most of it migrating from land. The first article entitled “Ship returns after month long study...

Wood usage and deforestation

on August 7, 2015
The Packaging and crating industry consumes wood and wood products. Examples of uses are sawn products, manufactured wood products such as plywood and OSB, and cardboard and paper.   Industrial crates and pallets consume mainly sawn lumber, OSB and plywood.   Wood is ideal for most packaging applications because it is relatively...

5 reasons that corrugated plastic is greener than cardboard

on March 10, 2015
The debate over which is more environmentally friendly; paper or cardboard still continues with users and fabricators of both materials making continuous progress in reducing its environmental impact.   Packnet uses both fiber corrugated and corrugated plastic in its custom engineered solutions.  Environmental impact is a major consideration for Packnet when...

Packaging and our environment

on December 2, 2014
Packaging plays a vital role in the protection and preservation of products during shipping, handling and storage.    Companies and organizations are now searching for more environmentally friendly methods to package and ship product. The internet is an indirect cause of packaging waste.   Thanks to ecommerce, products are being boxed up...

The pine mountain beetle saga continues

on November 26, 2014
We have made several posts on the pine mountain beetle and its affect on lumber prices.   The pine mountain beetle is native to the western regions of North America.  The beetle will burrow into mature pine trees and consume all its sap.  The pine tree will eventually die.  The beetle...

Corrugated packaging is getting greener

on September 19, 2014
A couple of years ago we posted a blog on “How environmentally friendly is cardboard?”.  In this post we observed that while cardboard is recyclable and biodegradable it still was getting poor grades based on its total life cycle. The main culprit is paper as the process for manufacturing paper...

Environmental concerns may require reusable packaging solutions

on July 30, 2014
Global warming has been a significant topic of discussion for nearly a decade.   While debate continues, many countries, including the US are now committed to implement regulations that reduce carbon emissions.  There is no material today that is produced without creating some carbon emission.  Energy is consumed by converting raw...

The long term impact of the Pine Mountain Beetle

on June 3, 2014
The Pine Mountain Beetle is native to North America; it inhabits forest areas from the northern part of Mexico to the Western Part of Canada. The Pine Mountain Beetle kills off long standing pine trees or weakened pine. In normal circumstances the Pine Mountain Beetle is considered a healthy part...