16 Mar

Why is STEM Education Important to the Future of Manufacturing?


The time to support STEM education is now. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, but goes far beyond school subjects in the face of solving challenges worldwide. STEM fields lead innovation, sustain the growth of the economy, and raise social awareness — but it wouldn’t be possible without the people who study STEM, specifically researchers who are currently pursuing graduate and doctorate degrees.

14 Jan

What Are the Levels of Packaging?


In the packaging industry, specific levels of packaging determine how products are packed and shipped. If you attend a packaging expo, individuals will ask if a certain packaging product is primary, secondary, or tertiary, and it can be helpful to know the differences between these levels of packaging. So what are the levels of packaging?

Let’s start with an unboxing experience to showcase the levels of packaging from how most consumers interact with a product delivered to their home!

09 Dec

Meet Bagasse, The Super Hero of Sustainable Packaging


If you’ve gone for takeout recently and received your food in cardboard-like takeout boxes, then you may have met “bagasse” in real life. Many eco-friendly restaurants and companies are prioritizing sustainability within their single-use containers, choosing packaging that is made from environmentally-friendly materials. While bamboo is well-known for eco-friendly packages, bagasse is a lesser-known material.

10 Nov

Recycling During the Holidays


No matter the size of your holiday gatherings this year, you’ll probably be going through a lot of paper products and plastic. As presents and letters make their way to family and friends via mail and package delivery, it’s time to make a plan on how to keep your holidays sustainable and recycle packaging waste the right way.

If you’re mailing out Christmas cards or wrapping up presents to ship across the country, consider the materials used to wrap your gifts, construct your Christmas cards, and keep your holiday gifts safe on their journey to your loved ones.

19 Oct

3D Printing Set to Take the Sustainability Industry by Storm


One of the most revolutionary changes to happen to the sustainability of manufacturing, 3D printing technology, is taking the world by storm. In recent years, 3D printing has been developed for constructing homes that can take as little as two days to complete and at half the price of traditional construction costs.

14 Sep

Sustainably Beautiful Inside and Out: Why Sustainable Packaging is Perfect for Eco-Conscious Beauty Brands


A not-so-pretty statistic from the beauty industry is the thousands of tons of plastic waste produced and discarded by production every year. By design, beauty packaging is made to be striking on shelves while still being as temporary as the products inside. But all of that plastic waste has to go somewhere, and whether it ends up in a landfill or the ocean, it will remain there exponentially longer than its use cycle.

26 Aug

Take the Plastic Out of Takeout: New App Makes Sustainable Choices Easy


Ordering takeout or picking up dinner curbside has been a staple of the pandemic thus far but comes with a flood of harmful plastic and styrofoam packaging. But a new startup is trying to reduce damage to the environment by highlighting takeout options that use Earth-friendly packaging.

03 Feb

The Sustainability Miracle Plant: Bamboo


Bamboo is an amazingly versatile and renewable material, and we are just beginning to understand the potential implications and uses of this miracle plant. At Golden Arrow, our sustainably crafted packaging solutions are made with bamboo fibers that replace harmful plastic packaging. Here are a few of the reasons why we love working with bamboo. 

03 Feb

Sustainable Packaging and COVID-19


As the year 2019 came to a close, brands in the food and beverage industry were setting some truly ambitious goals relating to sustainability. Warnings from experts such as the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the World Economic Forum forecasted that the world’s oceans would contain by weight more plastic than fish by 2050. This projection shocked the industry into action, creating a common aim to reduce the negative impacts of packaging on the environment.