Whether in business, or in our personal lives, part of doing the right thing these days involves increasing attention to sustainability concerns. With that in mind, we wanted to reshare some of our posts dealing with environmental and sustainability issues, in the world of packaging and beyond, beginning with our post defining the term "sustainable packaging" with the help of the SPC.
Where packaging is concerned, the standard-bearer seems to be the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, which provides a common vision and a framework of guidelines toward the improvement of packaging. According to the SPC, their definition has been widely adopted throughout the packaging industry. Here is our post on the SPC's 8 Criteria for Sustainable Packaging
It's said that the gentle flapping of butterfly wings on one side of the world creates a breeze on the other side of the world, just a reminder to live our lives and run our businesses mindfully, as even the smallest thought or action counts, not only for ourselves, but in the lives of those oceans away. Here are our thoughts on the effects of the earthquake in Japan on manufacturing Manufacturing Companies as Good Global Citizens
Concerns about the overuse of plastic shopping bags and new laws to eliminate their use seem to be in the news weekly. Read Packaging Waste: Meet Bag Monster to meet the real Bag Monster and learn more about the pros and cons of plastic shopping bags.
And finally, here is our post outlining some easy ways to reuse or recycle items in your home. Some of these are nifty ideas in which your kids (or grandchildren or neighbors) can participate: 7 Ideas for Recycling at Home
Intercept Technology Packaging products fit within a sustainability strategy because they are reusable, recyclable, do not contain or use volatile components (No VOCs, Not a VCI) and leave a smaller carbon footprint than most traditional protective packaging products.