How to find the “Sweet Spot” for your e-commerce packaging

E-commerce presents more complexities in life cycle and an increased number of touchpoints compared with bricks and mortar. But with the right tools, knowledge, expertise, and innovation methods, your packaging ‘Sweet Spot’ can be found. Corrugated cardboard and the first box designs were created over 100 years ago for the bricks and mortar supply cycle, …

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Remembering the job that packaging is hired to do

Nina Goodrich is Director of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and Executive Director of GreenBlue – a nonprofit that provides science and resources to make business more sustainable. Nina has held leadership positions in Sustainability and R&D with Alcan Packaging, Amcor, The Guelph Food Technology Center and Magic Pantry Foods. The rush to leave plastics behind …

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Amazing ways to re-use a Cardboard Box (before you fully recycle it!)

STOP! Before you throw those boxes into the recycling skip at your local refuse centre (or shred them in your lovely Hub Packaging Shredder!) – consider these ways to give them a second life and entertain a small person near you 🙂 A Washing Machine A Tumble Dryer An AirStream-style Caravan A Handbag A Dream …

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Ten Affordable Tips for a more Sustainable Business

Sustainable green business initiatives are buzz-worthy for many a good reason – a greener workplace reduces its impact on the planet while becoming a more productive and healthier place to work. Going green might seem daunting, but contrary to what many cash-strapped small-business owners think, sustainability management doesn’t have to cost a fortune – in …

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The Facts on “Biodegradable”

Biodegradable is a generalised term for the physical and chemical decomposition of materials under certain environmental conditions and in the presence of specific catalysts. In the broadest sense, all plastics could be described as biodegradable as they will eventually disintegrate, but this can be misleading when comparing their environmental impact. To evaluate a plastic’s environmental …

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Reduce your Cost per Carton with Water Activated Tape (WAT)

How much is it costing you to seal your corrugated cartons? Did you know that you could save money, speed up the process, improve your packaging security and green credentials just by changing to water activated tape? We’re not talking about new technology here – gummed paper tapes have been around since Thomas Edison was …

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Technik Area Solutions from Hub Packaging: Everything To Hand

In the order fulfilment sector, profitability is all about driving efficiency and reducing costs, and the most effective way to do this is with a fully-integrated pack system. Smart design that places everything exactly where you need it and reduces double-handling and bottlenecks. Automation that offers versatility for irregular pack sizes and fluctuating demands.   …

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