Sustainable Packaging & Your Business
Thirty percent of all landfill (by weight or volume) is packaging related. Hard to believe? Take the packaging challenge.
From the time you get out of bed in the morning to the time you break for lunch, count the number of packaged products your hands have touched. Now multiply that figure by the number of people working at your company. That’s a lot of waste generation just to get a bowl of cereal or a printer cartridge to your home or business.
It is not sustainable for the world to continue burying itself in waste. The good news is that it doesn’t have to. The correct packaging can reduce the environmental impact of your business AND cost less.
One of the most important functions of packaging is product protection. You don’t want to under-protect your product but you don’t want to over-protect it either. Westpak offers customers environmental package services that include:
- Reduce space requirements for transportation and storage
- Utilize more environmentally friendly packaging materials that are cleaner to produce and easier to recycle or dispose of.
- Evaluation of trade-offs between package protection/cost/size vs product ruggedness/materials used/suppliers, etc.
Westpak uses precise testing procedures to make sure our results will help you refine your package design.
Environmental Score Cards and how environmental packaging can benefit your business.
Environmental score cards in recent years have become a criteria for identifying key vendors across the U.S. and worldwide. As packaging experts, Westpak will align with your business to help you improve your environmental score card ratings. By improving your score card not only does that place your business on the leading edge but also distinguishes you to potential suppliers as a company of vision, responsibility and a company that they want to do business with.
Life Cycle Analysis
Ultimately all decisions about the sustainability of a product – including its package – revolve around the LCA or Life Cycle Analysis of the “system”. This analysis looks at all possible impacts (positive & negative) your product/package system have on the environment from raw material through end-of-life and recycling/reuse. Westpak has unique capabilities in assisting with LCA projects regardless of the size or scope of your product/package systems. We would be pleased to review projected activities with you and offer a no cost proposal detailing how Westpak might help along with the approximate cost & timing.
Compostability Study Facilities