that the future of packaging will be challenging for everyone. Factory Suppliers Manufacturers Quotes

that the future of packaging will be challenging for everyone.

that the future of packaging will be challenging for everyone.

Many small steps packagers can take to be more eco-friendly

Though there are considerable challenges, many of which are out of a packager’s control, there are also numerous, effective ways for them to be more environmentally friendly. Sustainability, after all, often goes hand in hand with cost reductions if it is implemented at the design stage to reduce packaging size and material use.

Major packaging firm, DS Smith use made-to-fit technology to package ecommerce products more snugly. Their machine achieves a 99 per cent fill rate for a single shipment, reducing transportation carbon emissions, an aspect of sustainability often overlooked, according to Isabel Rocher, the company’s head of ecommerce.

Sustainability often goes hand in hand with cost reductions if it is implemented at the design stage to reduce packaging size and material use

Investment in the technology pays for itself in a year, Ms Rocher says. But she concedes that the future of packaging will be challenging for everyone. However, those who are “a little visionary and flexible enough” will adapt, she says.

“Sustainability is really exciting if you are investing in the right solutions,” Ms Rocher concludes. “I think some organisations will struggle, but for the most part it’s a great opportunity.”


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