The corrugated industry regularly evaluates its environmental footprint by commissioning third-party, peer-reviewed, ISO-compliant life cycle assessments (LCAs) to objectively assess corrugated packaging’s impact on the environment.
Online shopping has proven essential in supporting continued commerce and public health over the past months, helping consumers obtain necessary supplies without ever leaving the safety and comfort of their homes.
Corrugated “cardboard” boxes are used to deliver products everywhere – they are essential to keeping our supply chains moving. Consumers can help the corrugated industry continue to provide high-quality, sustainable boxes simply by placing used boxes in their recycling bins for recovery.
E-commerce is becoming a significant and high-growth opportunity for the corrugated packaging market to 2023, cites a Smithers Pira report. Sales have continued to show growth, and present a considerable opportunity for corrugated packaging suppliers.
The ability to custom design corrugated packaging for specific use underlies its versatility and performance in a wide variety of product and distribution scenarios. To design and engineer an efficient and cost-effective package, it is important to understand the package performance requirements of the environment.
The corrugated packaging market is set to grow from around $315 million in 2017 to more than $380 million by 2023, as trends such as e-commerce, digital print and sustainability drive ongoing growth, according to a study from Smithers Pira.
Corrugated packaging and recycling industry groups recently met to review recommendations for increasing residential recovery of old corrugated containers (OCC). The recommendations are a result of research conducted by RRS for the Fibre Box Association (FBA).
With RFPs, reduced volumes and shrinking margins, the packaging industry can feel like a commodity business and a race to the bottom. The Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) recent Spring Outlook and Strategies Conference offered industry leaders techniques for adding value to their packaging and escaping the commodity business.
This issue of Packaging Strategies highlights alcohol consumption trends during coronavirus including social media engagement; how to get the best pricing for your business and your customers; when and how to automate your packaging line; a jerky snack brand redesign; the importance of flexible packaging; and the tipping point in eCommerce.