Green Packaging is now not just vogue PR. It’s the real profitable and smart business way to go.
What is Green Packaging?
Green packaging is simply being green on how your ship products, materials or goods. That includes packing a shipment with minimal or no plastic, recycled paper or padding; plus consuming less energy prior to and during shipment. Given that weight is equal to more fuel, less packing means more eco friendly.
According to the Green Packaging website:
Sustainable packaging bottom line uses environmentally-sensitive methods, including energy efficiency, recyclable and biodegradable materials, down-gauging, reusability and much more.
Just look at three big business examples of green packaging.
Be Green Packaging Supplying Big Business
Be Green Packaging, LLC. announced it purchased a manufacturing plant where it housed the nation’s first compostable packaging facility based on the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute’s standards. Located in Santa Barbara, CA, it designs and manufactures Cradle to Cradle certified packaging from plant-based fibers and is currently supplying notable companies such as Whole Foods Market, 7-Eleven and P&G’s Gillette Razor Company, among others. Be Green’s present domestic operations are limited to warehouses in Boston and Los Angeles. As well, the company is seeking to augment its China manufacturing base with the new facility in Ridgeland, SC.
Ford Motor Company Went Landfill Free
Ford’s Oakville Assembly plant achieved zero waste-to-landfill status giving it the distinction of becoming landfill-free in all manufacturing facilities in Canada. Oakville’s Assembly plant helps Ford achieve its target of reducing global waste-to-landfill by 40 per cent per vehicle produced from 2011 to 2016; Ford has already reduced global per vehicle waste-to-landfill by 40 per cent from 2007 to 2011.
Crownhill Packaging LTD. Uses FSC Certified
Crownhill Packaging is a company that provides wholesale packaging services for major companies and prides itself on being green. According to Crownhill, their customers pride themselves on minimizing waste through supporting the preservation of natural resources. Crownhill uses Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) paper certified by the Rainforest Alliance and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). In their commitment to going green, these certifications ensure that their clients have a variety of eco-friendly packaging supplies and responsible product options. Again, this is not for vogue purposes or greenwashing. This is because it makes sense and overall is more cost effective than regular paper.