Is the elephant in your warehouse trampling over your credibility?

Wednesday, 09 January 2019

The start of a New Year is often seen as an opportunity to carry out some much-needed housekeeping in the warehouse.  With the chaos Christmas over, now is the time to make improvements and finally address the elephant in the room – non-sustainable packaging.

In November 2018, a European Consumer Packaging Perceptions Survey, carried out by consultancy Coleman Parkes Research on behalf of packaging industry body Pro Carton, revealed that the UK public wants better guidance on the sustainability of product packaging.

Of the 7,000 participants, 88% of UK shoppers want on-pack information that shows how environmentally-friendly the packaging format is and 75% of them confirmed that packaging has affected their purchasing decision.

The bottom line is, that if brands don’t take action then they will lose credibility with their customers and could ultimately lose business.

Sustainable shipping can boost perception now!

With so much scrutiny from consumers, brands are under pressure to address their product packaging, but we all know that this takes time and money.

One area that is easy to fix is the in-the-box packaging.  Introducing green packaging for shipping goods will not only help to appease consumers, it can also save you money too!

A quick, green, packaging solution

At Pregis, our Easypack® packaging systems are as easy to set up as ‘plug and go’.  They convert 100% recycled, 100% recyclable and 100% biodegradable paper into robust, highly versatile packaging.  This simple yet tough material will not only protect all types of products whilst in transit, but will instantly improve brand perception, particularly if you currently use materials such as polystyrene chips or bubble wrap.

Facts about recycled paper packing material:

·        No new trees are cut down to produce 100% recycled paper

·        The shorter fibres make for better cushioning and a more flexible medium

·        Its flexibility means you can scrunch, roll, coil or block and brace your goods

·        Paper comes on a roll so takes up minimum storage space and can covert to up to 80x its original volume

·        Recycled paper is less abrasive - unlike virgin Kraft paper, it won’t scratch or mark goods

·        Easypack paper rolls adhere to current EU regulations and are easy to lift and manoeuvre

·        It can protect fragile goods such as glass, ceramics or picture frames

·        It can protect heavy goods such as mechanical parts and components

·        It is ideal for box-in-box as it can fill voids using minimal packaging

·        You can choose brown, white or a combination of papers in multiple weights

·        Paper is 100% recyclable and biodegradable

It won’t be too long before the Government implements new legislation on packaging so don’t let sustainability affect your brand credibility - look the elephant in the eye now and take action.

 

 

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