Our Choices

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recycled and Recyclable, Reevaluate, Offset, Get Certified

Reduce:

The first, and perhaps most obvious form of being more environmentally responsible is to reduce the size of your package as well as reduce the quantity used. A reduction can also take the form of reducing the waste produced both in production and post-consumption, as well as the pollution levels of the manufacturing and transportation process.

Additionally, keeping an eye on the water and energy consumption can go a long way in reducing the negative environmental impact.

Reuse:

Packaging items that are made sturdy and durable with the right materials can be enjoyed time and time again. By reusing your boxes and bags, you avoid the necessity to create new packaging and the accompanying environmentally detrimental effects that arise out of that.

Materials that are durable, strong and sturdy such as PP, PE, Woven and Nonwoven, Cotton and Jute go a long way in their reusability. Reusability is not the only benefit of using the aforementioned materials. These items are of premium quality and can be modified to be water resistant, and can be printed with Litho-quality graphics. Reusable products are a phenomenal value-added way to achieve cost-effective advertising. Your packaging items become walking billboards that consumers can enjoy using time and time again.

Recycle & Recycled & Recyclable:

Recycling is a great way to re-capture materials to make new materials where they would otherwise be tossed into the landfills. One thing is to do this yourself, the other is to spread the word to encourage recycling by users of your packaging. This can be done through providing labels to encourage proper recycling and to encourage the checking of local ‘blue box rules’.

Recycling is one piece of the puzzle. The other is to encourage the use of recycled materials in order to avoid the environmentally detrimental affects that arise out of creating packaging items from new materials. There are great recycled material options in paper, board as well as PET – which is derived from recycled water bottles.

Reevaluate:

By taking a step back and re-evaluating the materials being used in your current packaging programs, there can be significant improvements in decreasing your enviornmental impact by swapping out standard materials with materials that are more environmentally responsible. A few examples of such swapping follow below:

  • Paper vs. Poly
  • Recycled Material vs. Virgin Material
  • Sleek Coat vs. Lamination
  • Bamboo or Stone Paper vs. Tree Paper
  • Vegetable & Soy-Based Inks vs. Petroleum Based Inks
  • Cotton Handles vs. Synthetic Handles
  • Embossing vs. Flocking
  • Optimizing Sheet Size vs. Custom Sizes

Offset:

Together with Zerofootprint, a not for profit company working to help organizations and individuals reduce their environmental footprint, Progress Luv2Pak has the ability to calculate the equivalent dollar value of the carbon usage of your packaging program. We are then able to offset this cost by reinvesting the equivalent amount of money back into the environment.

Get Certified:

Progress Luv2Pak is proud to say that we have the following environmental certifications: