We live in a society dominated by plastic. Since it rose to prominence in the mid twentieth century, we have been using and discarding it at a staggering rate. In fact, we have produced more than 8 billion metric tons of plastic in the last 70 years. Now, the consequences of our excessive plastic consumption are catching up with us. Plastic has been the primary packaging material in a broad swath of industries for years. However, as plastic’s negative impact on the environment becomes increasingly obvious, many companies are starting to search for sustainable packaging solutions. At Carton Service, we aim to help our customers reduce their negative environmental impact by switching from plastic to paperboard packaging.
The Problem with Plastic
One major problem with relying on plastic for packaging is that doing so generates an enormous amount of pollution. The plastic production process involves burning fossil fuels, which releases greenhouse gases, as well as other toxic emissions, into the atmosphere. Plastic production causes air pollution that contributes to climate change and has a negative effect on human health.
The Perks of Paper Packaging
Plastic is clearly having a detrimental effect on our planet, but fortunately, we offer a sustainable packaging solution in the form of paperboard cartons. Cartons are lightweight, which means transporting them requires less fossil fuel than transporting heavier packaging products and causes fewer transportation related greenhouse gas emissions.
Cartons are also recyclable in most households in the United States. Between 2011 and 2018, the availability of carton recycling increased from 37% of households to 62% of households. If the current trend continues, carton recycling will only become more readily available in the coming years.
Sustainable Packaging Solutions: Cartons4REarth
Here at Carton Service, we are committed to ethical environmental practices. That’s why we have made it our goal to help companies move away from plastic packaging and toward sustainable packaging solutions. In service of this goal, we have introduced our new line of custom green packaging, Cartons4REarth. The 4R in Cartons4REarth represents four central tenets of sustainability: reducing, recycling, renewing, and refilling. Our cartons are designed to help our clients adhere to these eco-conscious guidelines.
If you are interested in making the switch from plastic to paper, give us a call at 800.533.7744 or send an email to email@example.com. We look forward to introducing you to our many wonderful sustainable packaging solutions.