14 Dec

Green from A to Z: The Factory Process and Final Product


Creating an environmentally-friendly factory process and final product demands an extraordinary commitment to quality and a little elbow grease. While consumers often think about the sustainability of packaging materials themselves, the process to create these products is just as important.

The goal for a green manufacturing process is no waste, no pollution, and no water contamination. 

02 Sep

8 Ways Businesses Can Save Energy


Businesses can help the environment by finding ways to save energy. Not only is conserving energy better for the environment, but it also lessens operating costs. Using electricity, water, and gas are necessary for your business, but there are simple ways that your business can reduce energy use and cost.


To get started on cutting back on business energy use, check out the following tips.

30 Aug

What Is Renewable Energy?


Renewable energy, also sometimes called clean energy, consists of naturally replenishable, flow-limited, inexhaustible resources such as sunlight, wind, or water. These energies, while not always consistent and limited in the amount of energy available for a unit of time, will not be used up like fossil fuels. 

28 Jul

How To Recognize Sustainable Packaging


In order for consumers and businesses to develop a greener world, it’s important to know how to recognize sustainable packaging. Over the last decade, socially responsible companies have been creating a strategy for becoming environmentally conscious from their processes to their packaging. While many green buzzwords exist, learning to actually recognize green practices and packaging can be difficult.

18 Mar

What About Social Responsibility?


Social responsibility focuses on how businesses can positively affect their local and international community by making decisions that consider the environment, philanthropic giving, ethical business practices, and economic responsibility. In fact, some argue that social responsibility is important because it can benefit a company’s relationship with society, as well as the environment. As more and more consumers recognize the importance of sustainability, businesses need to exercise their social responsibility with their audience.

27 Feb

Buzzwords for Sustainability


Sustainability is a loaded concept that conjures a host of different definitions and feelings. For early pioneers within the movement, their concerns and practices were often met with side-eyed confusion from the average consumer. However, as temperatures continue to rise and environmental issues come to a head, more companies and consumers have begun adopting green practices to offset the wasteful habits of the past. 

22 Jan

Why Should Businesses Use Sustainable Packaging?


Just as packaging’s primary purpose is protecting household items and more, it can also protect the environment. The life cycle of packaging material can strain the earth’s resources if businesses and consumers don’t begin to make changes in their packaging choices. 

For example, when you visit your favorite coffee shop to purchase a latte, you can choose between the packaging of a paper travel cup or a ceramic mug. While the paper is convenient, the mug is reusable and preserves the earth’s resources.

10 Jan

Five Advantages of Molded Fiber Packaging


Molded fiber packaging provides many advantages to businesses and consumers. These benefits start before the production line and end at recycling. Research on packaging types shows that molded fiber packaging helps businesses save money, time, and space without sacrificing durability or style.

While molded fiber packaging is known for protecting food and beverages, it can be used for a wide range of other items. If you are researching molded fiber packaging, consider the following advantages molded fiber has over other types of packaging:

10 Oct

Is Biodegradable Plastic Safe for the Earth?


Biodegradable plastic seems earth-safe, and yet it’s been the center of controversy for environmentalists for years. After all, the average consumer hears “biodegradable” and “compostable” and immediately assume that the items are good for the environment. However, biodegradable plastics aren’t all that marketers portray them to be…least of all, actually biodegradable.

12 Dec

How Bad is Plastic, Really?


Plastic is a part of our everyday lives, present in everything from the toys our children play with to the foam cushions on our couches. Chances are good that you likely drink out of a plastic water bottle and rely on the plastic mouse you need to use your computer, and that is why it is so difficult to imagine a world where plastic is not a part of our everyday lives.