Monthly Archives: January 2020

  1. Profitable Packaging | Sustainable Packaging

    The world population has reach 7.8 billion as of January 2020 and is ever growing. This number is daunting and can make it easy for people to think that they cannot make a difference, especially on issues regarding the global warming crisis. In todays world, its easy to think that my one plastic water bottle won’t matter, that my garbage certainly won’t cause too much of an issue. However, if 7.8 billion people are all saying that they can’t make a difference, that their one bottle doesn’t matter, that’s 7.8 billion bottles being tossed away. Hopefully these bottles make it into landfills, but they will more realistically end up in our oceans.

    The impact of individuals on the environment can be detrimental, considering that one person in the U.S (on average) generates 4.5 pounds of garbage per day. Over a month, and even at the end of the year, this number can become unbelievably large. Now, imagine how much waste a single company might produce in a year. A company may produ

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  2. The Importance of Environmentally Friendly Packaging | Recyclable Packaging

    We live in a world that is on-line based, fast-paced and convenience-centered. As a society we want things quickly and easily accessible. The problem of course, is that all this convenience and immediacy has come with a price. Unfortunately, this price is not easily recognized by the consumer of these products because we just throw things away and don’t think or worry about how or where this waste is piling up. That is until recently, when more and more stories and images of plastic and other garbage floating in big masses in the ocean, marine life suffocating in plastic particles and countries looking for places to dispose of their garbage and recycling. It feels in many ways like we are starting to drown in all of this convenience packaging and non-biodegradable products.

    With that in mind, I think every company that sells a product that is packaged, which is probably most companies, needs to consider environmentally friendly packaging. The need for this kind of packaging m

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  3. An Open Letter to Companies: End Your Plastic Pollution | Recyclable Plastic Packaging

    It is imperative the world adopts environmentally friendly packaging as soon as possible. Our one and only home is being suffocated with plastic and excessive packaging waste that cannot be recycled or reused easily, if at all. It is time for companies to make the switch to a more sustainable future with their products and packaging.

    It is estimated that there will be more plastic than fish in the sea by the year 2050. Nine percent of all plastic is recycled. Twelve percent is burned, and the remaining seventy nine percent is sent to landfill. Only nine percent of plastic is recycled, so this means that whatever finds its way into a recycling bin doesn’t assure that item can be recycled. Recycling plastic can be difficult as is it typically “down-cycled” into a single use material, and then finds its way back to landfill. The plastic that is burned not only contributes to global warming but is detrimental to our health as it provides poor air quality.

    This is unacceptable. As st

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  4. Be a Chicken Not a Dinosaur | Sustainable Packaging Solutions

    Dinosaurs died a slow awkward death. How can death be awkward you ask? Well when you don’t evolve and adapt to the changing environment you have no choice but to hang your head in shame and watch the inevitable happen. How embarrassing it must have been for these creatures to realize they missed their opportunity to exist. Sure some the brontosaurus must have had a good laughed as the mighty T-Rex turned slowly into the chicken (or so it has been theorized where the chicken evolved from), but last I checked the world is overrun with poultry and the same can’t be said for those long- necked monsters. I would imagine that is the same way that most modern companies will feel if they don’t start changing and realizing it isn’t a comet that will end them, but their unwillingness to change to what their world is demanding because that world can no longer sustain them as they are today.

    As the millennium moves quickly forward, my generation has been awakened to the fact that our Ear

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  5. Speak For The Ocean | Sustainable Packaging Solutions

    The world is constantly evolving; so shouldn’t we evolve with it? Approximately 80% of all waste ends up in the ocean, which results in marine life becoming endangered, pollution, and much more. Eventually the waste that is so carelessly thrown in the ocean will end up finding its way back into our bodies through the food chain. This is why we should go green and reduce waste. If not for the earth’s sake, then for our own.

    There are many ways that we could all work towards keeping the ocean clean. One way is to be mindful of our carbon footprint and to do our best to reduce our energy consumption. You may be wondering; how can I do this? It’s actually quite simple! Instead of driving your car everywhere, try to walk or take a bike somewhere. You can also switch to more environmental safe lightbulbs and even use extra blanket as to not overuse your thermostat at home.

    Another way to help make our ocean healthy again is to reduce our plastic usage. There are tons of ways

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  6. Packaging Sustainability | Biodegradable Packaging Solutions

    When we think of going green in sustainable packaging and the future, we think of more ecofriendly but, what if we took an active step of going green in a more literal sense. Albert Einstein once said “if you want to know the future, look at the past.” what if we did reference the past, we would find evidence that shows plants, leaves and even animal have been used to carry items, or packaging items.

    The article “The Root Bridges of Cherrapunji – centuries – old bridges, grown from tangled roots” that is found on the International Society of Ethnobiolgy website describes the living bridges of Cherrapuunji India which are produced by tree trunks. The War – Khasis, tribe in Meghalaya used the roots to produce bridges creating paths that wouldn’t have been there for transportation and road accessibility. This is one of the methods to use biodegradable material for benefiting the human population while being ecofriendly. In the pursuit of more ecofriendly methods there have been compa

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  7. Let's Make the Change | Green Packaging Solutions

    Nearly everyone has seen images of turtles trapped in plastic rings, trash littering our beaches and our packaging products taking over the Earth. They are not nice-looking images and they cause many of us to claim that steps need to be taken to save our planet. While individuals and families can do their part through recycling or using eco-friendly products, large scale companies are going to make the biggest difference for our environment. Companies today use plastic containing chemicals that cause damage when they are introduced to the planet. These common plastics are often seen as cheaper for companies to buy. Saving money sounds like a great idea, especially for businesses that need to focus on revenue to create a product and pay employees. Switching from common plastic packaging to eco-friendly alternatives can actually provide multiple benefits for large corporations.

    One of the benefits for companies is the decrease in their carbon footprint. When companies adopt environmentally

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  8. Going Green to Get More Green | Green Packaging Solutions

    When a company makes the decision to adopt more eco-friendly production regulations, they not only are impacting the planet in a positive way, but they are impacting their brand in that same way too. Companies that put a focus on green alternatives and sustainable work ethics are becoming more and more praised in media nowadays. The gain in “brownie points” from potential consumers should be incentive enough for large corporations to focus on eco-friendly practices more. For example, when a meatpacking company is exposed to have been treating their animals inhumanely, there is a massive wave of backlash against the company, and they can lose millions of dollars in sales or go bankrupt altogether. However, when a brand launches new eco-friendly packaging or sponsors a campaign that donates to sustainability efforts, the consumers of the world go nuts. Companies can earn an extra few million dollars by adopting greener practices and packaging in profit alone. Not only that but with the adv

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  9. Don’t Let Our Oceans Waste Away | Throw Your Waste Away!

    The term, “packaging waste” refers to any containers, wrappers or packaging that consumers don’t discard properly. Not only do people litter in the streets and on land, they litter in the oceans as well, causing devastating effects to marine life. Marine wildlife either get caught up and strangled in this waste, or ingest it resulting in their demise. The following are some ways to reduce packaging waste in the world’s oceans.

    One way to reduce packaging waste in the world’s oceans is to create stronger recycling initiatives. One way to do this is to place more garbage cans and recycling bins on beaches. Many people, especially children are more prone to discarding their waste the minute they unwrap their product, not thinking about looking for a garbage can. However, if there were garbage cans and recycling bins close enough, they might reconsider discarding their trash on the sand, which will inevitably end up in the water. Another way to create stronger recycling initiativ

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  10. Join the Green Team | Green Packaging Solutions

    Many companies nowadays use single use plastics that contain chemicals that continue to hurt our planet. Companies often turn to the cheaper route when looking for one-time use items, like plastic wrap for shipping and many single use plastics for small packaging. From a bird’s-eye view, cheaper always seems to be the best but when it comes to the end result it can end up doing more harm. Because of the harmful effects of single use plastics companies should adopt environmentally friendly packaging. Environmentally friendly packaging is ideal because it can cost less, can be recycled and reused, and is overall healthier for the planet and consumers.

    Environmentally friendly packaging can end up costing less when bought in bulk which can be a plus for large companies constantly buying packaging. Companies tend to buy in bulk when they’re using a lot of products and even though single use plastics can present as cheaper up front, environmentally friendly products can end up costing les

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