Cardboard. One of the most commonly used paper-based products in the world, with a hugely versatile range of applications. From boxes to cards, tubes to boards; most products are recyclable but there is also a huge scope to reuse them. Cardboard doesn’t like getting wet, but other than that it’s fairly good to go with any number of reuses.
Envirocool® is the latest in our range of environmentally friendly packaging, the first to market that ticks ALL of the eco-boxes you can think of and then some. Organic, biodegradable, compostable, recyclable and vegan friendly, Envirocool® has been developed initially for the food industry but is due to be rolled out across our other market sectors later this year.
Pre-assembled packaging has a lot of merits, but is it time for it to move over and make way for self-assembly packaging that can be put shipped in compact form and put together at point of dispatch?
We’ve said before that the term “biodegradable” is actually an attractive way of saying “send to landfill” and the latest news from the Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA) backs this up – they are calling for the term “biodegradable” to be wiped from packaging descriptions to stop confusion over how items can be disposed of
We have many environmental issues to face up to as we move into 2019; plastic in our oceans, raising further awareness of correct recycling practices for recyclable materials, reducing the amount of waste we as a nation put into landfill, and now also the fact that gel polymer is looking set to become the new “fat cake” in our sewers.
Our awareness as a nation needs to grow when it comes to our “throwaway” culture and grabbing drinks in plastic bottles to have on the go. Biodegradable bottles will go some way to addressing the issue, but do the real problems lie in the way we are marketed to?