While packaging has gotten a bad rap about its effect on the environment, today we’re going to explore how packaging is changing and helping to create a greener future. There are many ways to help save our planet including reducing energy use, minimizing waste creation, preventing the use of harmful chemicals and pollutants, and using recyclable/sustainable/compostable materials; all of which have a dramatic effect on helping the environmental status of planet earth. Crownhill is making efforts in all these areas to help ensure consumers get their products at the best cost, with the clearest conscience.
Our packaging solutions focus on efficiencies that eliminate packaging waste, and the waste caused by defective products. Defective products create unnecessary waste, and can also damage or contaminate other products, leading to a considerable destruction of resources. For this reason, as well as human and environmental dangers that stem from product damage, we test our packaging solutions before delivering them. We also pay particular attention to packaging for hazardous products using solutions that not only abide by packaging regulations but also exceed them, ensuring that these dangerous products are superbly protected.
Crownhill doesn’t just work with any supplier; we feel that we have a responsibility to choose suppliers whose long-term goals of sustainability and waste reduction, match with ours. Our selected suppliers find many ways to help the environment including offering printing options using vegetable-based inks, that are water recyclable, preventing the harm that lead-based inks do to the environment both in manufacturing and disposal. Also, many of our suppliers are committed to continuous improvement to achieve lean manufacturing that minimizes waste while keeping high productivity.
We recognize the efficiencies that both recycling and using recycled products bring to not only our business but the world. Our use of recycled corrugate, the option of multi-use dunnage bags for closed circuit transport, and recycling of all scrap created in the process of customization have a direct impact on saving forests and reduce the energy used to produce new packaging materials.
We at Crownhill understand the current perception of packaging, and we see the issues daily of misinformed packaging decisions that cause excess packaging to be used. We work with many brands to find the perfect packaging option that protects their products in the best way, utilizing the latest in packaging technology to practice source reduction (using less packaging to provide equal or better protection for a product). Technology is always evolving and recent innovations that will help packaging sustainability in the future, include the Ideonella Sakaiensis (Nella) bacteria that breaks down plastic to its base materials, ready to be reformed, the Stixfresh food sticker that enables fruit to gain a shelf life of up to two weeks more, and Bio4Pack’s compostable packaging for fresh meat. We at Crownhill are paying close attention to these and other sustainable packaging technologies to find the best way for our customers to utilize them.
There is also a significant amount of companies looking to switch their packaging to more sustainable options, but don’t know where to start. Crownhill is devoted to helping these companies find packaging that fits their commitment to sustainability, without causing a significant increase in costs. We have multiple suppliers that focus on sustainability and combined with our packaging expertise, gives us the ability to utilize a variety of sustainable materials to help keep your entire product line aligned with your values.
Crownhill is committed to waste reduction, reusable packaging, and using recycled/recyclable options. Happy Earth Day, lets create a greener future together.