Simple Ways to “Green” Your Warehouse

There are several benefits to “going green” in your warehouse: from reducing utility bills and increasing sustainability to reducing your carbon footprint and providing your employees with an eco-friendly business they are proud to be a part of. For many business owners, though, thinking about going green is more than a little overwhelming. Knowing where …

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Grasp a Greener way to secure Pallet Loads

Pallets are most commonly secured with plastic stretch wrapping film as it’s fast and offers reasonable weather protection, but this creates high volumes of waste plastic. Until such a time as we develop truly 100% biodegradable stretch film, there are ways in which this waste can be reduced or even eliminated.   There’s no denying …

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Don’t Dread the Shred!

The shredder emerged in the 1900’s. The inventor Abbot Augustus Low patented the idea, however the device was not refined enough to ever be mass-produced, so Adolf Ehinger took it to the next level in 1935. At the time, the shredder was intended to be used for destroying anti-Nazi propaganda in case it was discovered …

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Delight to the Dump – the Circularity of the Cardboard Box

Angelika Christ, Fefco’s Secretary General, explores the circular economy potential of the humble cardboard box and gives advice on how to optimally dispose of it. By now, almost everyone is familiar with this scene: The mailman arrives with a package. It contains something you ordered online, something you’ve been waiting for. In the moment you …

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Consumer-led Convenience – meeting Millennial needs

How are millennials paving the way for consumer-focused packaging in today’s markets? We explore how convenience, experience, ethics and sustainability are huge drivers for this generation when they are purchasing products. The history of packaging is a storied one. Tracing roots back almost 3,500 years, the ancient Egyptians constructed rudimentary containers from biomaterials such as …

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Corrugated Cardboard – Circular by Nature

CORRUGATED CARDBOARD – CIRCULAR BY NATURE 88% of Corrugated Board is already recycled and 100% is recyclable, bio-based and biodegradable. Here are some more facts: Bio-based and renewable Three trees are planted for every tree harvested, which is equivalent to planting 1,500 football pitches every day. Reducing CO2 European forests have expanded by 44.000 km2 …

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The Paradox of Packaging

Is packaging really the scourge of our society? Would we be better off without it? Should other consumer issues be getting more attention? The paradoxes within the packaging debate make it difficult for businesses to explain where efforts should be focused. We’ve asked Dick Searle, Chief Executive of The Packaging Federation and Alasdair James, Director …

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Designed for Greater Sustainability – an overview of our Warehouse & Distribution Centre

Our new Warehouse & Distribution Centre was designed from concept to enhance its environment and deliver greater sustainability for Hub Packaging, our customers and our neighbours. This is a brief overview of how we did it. We addressed a number of key areas with the following results: LIGHTING We worked in conjunction with our partners …

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