Environmental

What Makes Corrugated Packaging Eco-Friendly

Being an environmentally responsible company isn’t just about obligation. If you research how consumers weigh social responsibility when choosing brands, the numbers have been steadily increasing from as far back as 2011. In 2013, Nielsen published an article stating: “The Nielsen Global Survey on Corporate Social Responsibility surveyed more than...

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3 Tips for Sustainable Packaging

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...

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Is paper the best alternative to plastic

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...

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5 reasons that corrugated plastic is greener than cardboard

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...

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Packaging and our environment

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...

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Corrugated packaging is getting greener

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...

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