How Sustainable Is Your Packaging Process?

How Sustainable Is Your Packaging Process?

Do you factor sustainability into your packaging process?

 

Using recyclable packaging materials and reducing product returns can improve your customer experience and lower your environmental impact.

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Customer Experience

 

How eco-friendly is your packaging experience?

 

51% of customers reported that environmental issues and sustainable paper-based packaging is more important to them now than five years ago.

 

Keeping sustainable customers in mind will allow your business to adopt more cost-effective packaging practices, while reducing waste and increasing your sustainability.

 

You can improve your sustainability and increase customer retention by ensuring that products are protected with void fill materials and avoiding shipping cartons with empty space.

 

Are you packaging with sustainability in mind?

We offer a variety of sustainable protective packaging materials to help you maintain product integrity and satisfy your eco-friendly customers.

 

Void fill materials such as Astro-Bubble Green, and Biodegradable Cell-O Air Cushions, are created using recycled material and can help keep your products protected from damage.

 

We also offer eco-friendly stretch film that can help you keep your pallets secure while lowering your environmental impact.

 

Sigma Eco Supreme Hand Film offers extra strength to keep your products protected without excess stretch film required.

 

Sigma Vanish is a revolutionary stretch film that is 100% recyclable and bio-assimilates within six months.

 

Bio-assimilation is the final step of biodegradation, where plastic dissolves to a molecular level that can be consumed by living organisms.

 

Sigma Vanish has an engineered shelf life os 2 years before the bio-assimilation process begins.

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Reducing Returns

 

73% of participants indicated that they would be unlikely to purchase from the company again after receiving a damaged item.

 

Packaging waste often comes from inappropriate or inadequate packaging.

 

You can keep your products secure during shipment by investing in reliable packaging materials and equipment.

 

Are frequent returns creating packaging waste?

 

Waste from product returns can end up in landfills if products aren’t packaged in recyclable materials or customers aren’t informed about how to best recycle the materials.

 

Over 5 billion pounds of product waste per year ends up in a landfill, instead of being successfully recycled.

 

Packaging returns can also expend significant energy costs through shipping replacement packages.

 

To re-ship one parcel, it takes approximately 1.7 gallons of fuel, 1.8 kWh of electricity, 40.4 lbs of carbon dioxide emissions, and 13 ft² of habitat loss.

 

You can reduce waste by investing in packaging materials that support product integrity.

 

Sealing your boxes securely, consolidating multiple related shipments into container, and including void fill materials, will reduce packaging waste and help you become an eco-friendly shipping business.

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Customized Solutions

 

Between running your warehouse, allocating labor, and keeping your equipment at peak performance, it can be hard to find room for sustainability.

 

We can help you develop an efficient sustainability plan for your manufacturing business.

 

Click here to learn more about our cost-effective solutions.

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