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Plastic Bag Bans: Causes, Effects, and What to Consider

Plastic Bag Bans: Causes, Effects, and What to Consider

In the last several years, plastic bags have been a topic of hot debate for environmentalists, packaging producers and consumers, as well as politicians. Much of the concern around their use stems from their environmental effects, and many different organizations and individuals have taken a stance which calls for their taxation or even outright prohibition. In 2014, California was the first state to enact a complete ban on plastic bags, as other states followed its lead, implementing fees and taxes…

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Five Ways to Save the Planet with Custom Packaging

Five Ways to Save the Planet with Custom Packaging

Having recently celebrated Earth Day, we would like to offer our best tips for making your custom packaging more environmentally friendly. There are a few simple ways to reduce your negative impact on the environment through custom packaging. Some involve the design and construction of packaging products while others are dependent on the consumers and retailers who use them. Here are our five best strategies for making your packaging more eco-friendly: 1.Reduce Size, Minimize Waste Designing custom packaging is a fun and…

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The 40% Post Consumer Waste Debate

The 40% Post Consumer Waste Debate

Just as those of us in the packaging industry were starting to wrap our heads around the laws banning plastic bags in various states, new findings show that self-serving data may be a growing problem when it comes to post consumer waste content in packaging. Many retailers rely on this data to stay in compliance with the 40% post consumer waste content legislation. Obviously, if data is falsified, these retailers risk noncompliance with current bag laws as well as potentially…

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