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Author: Steve Foster

Packaging 101

Thinking Outside the Box

Yes, I really said that.  I know it is one of the most overused clichés’ in the past 10 years, but hear me out, it really applies here.  If you are an internet retailer, or a large consumer of boxes, to ship your products to your customers in, I am asking you to reconsider and

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E-Commerce

Santa’s Busy Helpers – Good News for the Economy

When it comes to shipping packages, no other time of year comes close to the volume shipped in the month of December. On December 13th, FedEx expects to ship 17 million packages in one day, or more than double their normal daily volume. UPS will ship close to 120 million packages the week leading up

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Sustainability

Green Washing and the Wild Wild West

We all know that rules were made up as we went along in the Wild Wild West.  As we get deeper and deeper into the need for standardization of “environmentally favorable products”, we get further and further away from the truth, and it seems the rules are getting made up as we go along here

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Packaging 101

What do Bubble Mailers Have Over Mayflies?

Answer: Longer lifespan…but not by much!  The adult Mayfly, found in the lower half of the United States, lives only one or two nights, while the average life of a mailer, once it has been filled and labeled, only lasts about 3-5 days. Given the fact that you want to make sure your products arrive

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Sustainability

Plastic, an Energy Source

Did you know that plastic packaging is also a stored energy source? If you are using plastic mailers, with or without bubble, chances are they were made with polyethylene resin.  If so, then you are really sending out small stored energy sources with each shipment. Polyethylene can be recycled over and over again, and when

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