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Did you know that one returnable box could replace over 100 cardboard boxes? Not only can we help a company reduce their carbon footprint, returnables can also keep the production lines clean. During Amatech’s design process, we take in account the lines that the packaging is being used. Just like how you figure out a line process, the packaging can be part of the time process. With returnable packaging you can eliminate not only all the cardboard but also any protective films or plastic bags that you would have to just put in the dumpster. Returnables can be a big part of cost savings and help everyone keep a clean line and work space environment. Cardboard is not only environmentally unhealthy but also can be a harbor of mold! Mold is known to cause respiratory problems, common allergic reaction symptoms, nervous-system disorders and depression. For those that are sensitive to molds, it can cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye…
This article was originally published on DC Velocity on August 19th, 2013. Now that sustainability has entered the mainstream, more companies are looking at whether their operations might be a good fit for reusable packaging. Indeed, according to Jerry Welcome of the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA), the industry has seen annual growth of 10 percent over the past few years. According to RPA, reusable packaging includes reusable pallets, racks, bulk containers, handheld containers, and dunnage made of durable materials such as metal, plastic, or wood. (A cardboard box, although it could be used more than once, would not be considered reusable packaging.) The benefits of using reusables are manifold, experts say. They can reduce a shipment’s impact on the environment. They are more cost-effective than buying one-way or nonreturnable packaging. They are typically stronger and easier to clean than their single-use counterparts. Finally, there’s the aesthetic appeal. Reusable packaging usually looks better and often takes up less warehouse space because it is…
To go along with the holiday season, The American Institute for Packaging and the Environment recently published a brochure aimed at improving the environmental sustainability e-commerce packaging. The brochure, titled Packaging: At the Forefront of E-Commerce Growth & Sustainability, explains the roles of e-commerce packaging, strategies that packaging manufacturers, product marketers and retailers use to minimize product damage, and ways in which the packaging industry continues to find innovative solutions to do more with less. The brochure offers the following “Four Rs” to readers: Reduce and consolidate orders delivering more products in fewer packaging. Reuse packaging, especially boxes and cushioning materials. Return packaging to local shipping store, especially cushioning materials. Recycle corrugated and other materials, including polyethylene films. According to Ameripen, US retail e-commerce sales are set to exceed $300 billion in 2014, with much of the volume occurring during the last two months of the year.Donna Dempsey of Ameripen says it is important that people are aware of the…

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