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The Costs of Bad Air Quality

Posted by Joe Spitz on May 24, 2013 10:05:00 AM

China Pollution NY TimesWe’ve written about the extraordinary air pollution in Southeast Asia before.  Our biggest interest has been in alerting U.S. manufacturers that smog and soot will degrade their products, especially when shipping and storing into atmospheres like China. Atmospheric pollution can quickly rob the whole life of their hard-earned products and hence, damage their company’s reputation for making quality product. Liberty offers our Intercept Packaging to combat this problem.

A recent news report by Louise Watt of the Associated Press addresses this pollution issue for different reasons:  “China's pollution weighs on careers and economy. Dirty air forces some expatriates to leave to preserve their health.”  Because of the health problems associated with such high levels of pollution, “executive recruitment companies say it is becoming harder to attract top talent to China.” That’s disturbing enough, but then the article states, “The pollution has become even more of a hot topic since January, when the readings in Beijing went off the scale and beyond what is considered hazardous by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.” This ongoing poor air quality will continue to increase costs for manufacturers and is a serious concern for personal safety and well-being for the Chinese.

Photo by Adam Dean for the New York Times

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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.  

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