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April 22nd, 2016

10 Principles of Truly Sustaining Packaging Design

Company Announces End of Expanded Polystyrene Packaging

Sustainable Brands recently released a very informative article about the ten principles of sustainable packaging design. The author discusses how he dreams of a day when material science and manufacturing can deliver the promise of zero environmental impact, high performance, premium finish and low costs. Yes, that is the ultimate dream, but Earth Day is a great time to take a look at what the sustainable packaging industry is capable of delivering today. The answer to what can be done with technology available today is three-fold: 1) Stop looking for space-aged materials that will “save the day,” 2) Do more with what we’ve got, and most importantly 3) Design with intent.

The article then lists the top ten principles to design sustainable packaging with intent. Nearly all of these elements are points that we are proud to be torch bearers for and help provide maximum value to our customer base. In particular, numbers one and four are especially true for EnviroPAK. Number one encourages to, “Start with commodity materials that are commonly recycled at major municipalities.” This is a big check for us. EnviroPAK is recycling 20 tons of newspaper per day, which is able to be recycled in most any curbside recycling program. Additionally, number four on this list is a point we take into careful consideration when we design parts, “Design for assembly at the point of manufacture.” Our custom-tooling department designs every piece to the specifications of the customer and uses the latest state-of the-art software to make this process as efficient as possible.

Check out the rest of the list HERE.

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