Inside Sustainable Packaging

26 Aug 2008 Sustainable Packaging – What Are Slips Sheets?

"Corrugated Slip Sheets" In our efforts to help companies become more green, we often look for what we refer to as "low hanging sustainable packaging fruit". That is those little, easy changes that can be implemented quickly with little or no investment required. In fact the sweetest fruit is that which results in immediate savings -- and with the help of a good customer, we found a terrific area for immediate and easy green savings! Slip sheets are those almost invisible layers of packaging material you usually find between a pallet and a product load or even in between layers of a product load. Many companies will add a second slip sheet to the top of the load, in case the pallet is double stacked. Slip sheets provide some level of abrasion protection and are used primarily to keep products clean. On certain types of product loads, they can even be used to eliminate or avoid a pallet altogether. Slip sheets can be made of plastic, paper board or corrugated. Regardless of material type, what they almost always have in common is that slip sheets are certain to wind up as waste, as soon as the load arrives at its destination. 
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19 Aug 2008 5 Reasons Why Sustainable Packaging Is Here to Stay

WASHINGTON - JULY 18: U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (L) and U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) testify during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill July 18, 2006 in Washington, DC. McCain and Obama are testifying about the

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The business community is wary of consumer fads, and well it should be. We consumers, after all, are notoriously fickle. I've got ties I wore proudly five years ago that look ridiculous today, and I'll bet you have more than a few fashion skeletons in your closet as well. Now, some businesses view sustainability and sustainable packaging as the latest industrial version of the leisure suit, but I believe these issues are not trends at all, but represent a very long term change in the market's values and priorities. Here's why.
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