Posts Tagged ‘eco packaging’

100% Biodegradable Packaging Promised by Israeli Firm

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

TIPA is an Israeli company that promises a packaging waste solution; they now offer 100% biodegradable packaging material. Packaging material and the waste it produces is a big concern for the Earth.

TIPA offers a wide variety of packaging such as the Tip, the Tipack and the Tipup. All options offer a completely green packaging material. These designs also encourages users to reuse the packaging for something else. This is another step towards the green movement that more companies are jumping on each day.

 

Source: ecofriend.com

A Grocery Store Opens that Produces NO Waste

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

In.gredients recently opened their doors in Austin, Texas. Their idea with opening this grocery store was to bring back the neighborhood grocer. In.gredients is a zero waste, packaging free, microgrocer, selling local food with pure ingredients.

How do they do it?

They sell locally grown food. They have cut out all the processed junk you can buy at a regular grocery store and only offer the good stuff. Products, such as dairy items that need to be packaged are done so by teaming up with partners that know how to recycle and pre-cycle. They also allow you to bring in your own containers to package your food so you can bring it home.

“Together, we can change the way we eat, shop, and live for the better.”

What they are doing with this new (or should I say old) style grocery store is something that needs to happen more often. A lot of waste would be saved if more companies went to the caution they achieve. Would I shop here? Definitely.

 

For more information, check out their website: in.gredients.com

Starbuck’s EarthSleeves Projected to Save 100,000 Trees

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

 

Starbucks accounts for about roughly 50% of the US coffee market. With this large percentage of the market, they also account for a large amount of disposable packaging. EarthSleeve was developed with the hopes of eliminating some of the waste they produce. The manufacturing process is what is changed for their EarthSleeves, which reduces waste. In result, they will be saving a lot of trees.

LBP Manufacturing is the company that developed the EarthSleeve. Raw fiber material is reduced by 34% and recycled materials increased by 25%. This change of materials is all done without the sacrifice of the product and how it functions. With 3 billion hot cup sleeves produced yearly in theUnited States, the EarthSleeve has the potential to make a big change.

“At Starbucks we are constantly looking to innovate in ways that make our world a better place,” said Cliff Burrows, president of theAmericasfor Starbucks. “This product represents how the integration of our environmental values and collaboration with like-minded organizations can create significant impact.”

 

Source: inhabitat.com

Globe Guard Introduces Reusable Box Sealer

Monday, December 26th, 2011

In the packaging world, efforts are constantly being made to create packaging that will benefit consumers as well as the environment. By reusing packaging, there is a great stride in creating an environment that is more geared towards sustainable packing. In an effort to encourage companies to reduce waste and reuse more, eco-friendly packaging company, Globe Guard, invented Globe Guard® Reusable Box Sealer™. The patent-pending reusable box sealer “Makes Every Box a Reusable Box.”

The product is designed to help companies reduce packaging waste during testing, product development, shipping preparation and other applications. The sealer does not require any sort of wasteful packaging materials such as packaging tape or glues. Instead, the product allows a box to be sealed and reopened many times until it is ready to be shipped. The reusable seal also allows you to open and reopen a box without any knives or scissors. In turn, this allows for a considerable amount of reduction in the amount of corrugated waste that companies produce.

As described by Globe Guard themselves, there are two very common scenarios in which the Globe Guard Reusable Box Sealer is particularly important:

  1. “The box is going to be handled or shipped internally (closed loop) and not shipped via UPS, FedEx, or USPS.”
  2. “Immediate or repeated access to the contents is advantageous or necessary.”

The sealer works very easily and quite simply. It works by slipping the reusable sealer between the top major flaps of any box and holding them closed until the box is to be reopened again.

Quite simply, the Globe Guard® Reusable Box Sealer™ is a great new product and a great way to motivate companies to create a more eco-friendly work environment by promoting reusable packaging.