In recent years, companies and consumers alike have grown increasingly conscious of how their actions affect the environment. This rise in environmental awareness has led to a higher demand for sustainable packaging solutions. We at Carton Service are prepared to meet this demand with our high-quality eco-friendly gable top cartons.
The gable top carton, also known as the milk carton, is a common packaging choice in the dairy aisle, but it has the potential to be used in so many other ways. Despite the gable top carton’s strong association with milk products, it can be used for all kinds of packaging applications. The gable top carton is versatile enough to package everything from dry roasted peanuts to potato salad, and comes with the benefit of sustainability.
One thing that sets gable top cartons apart from plastic packaging alternatives is source material. While plastic is made from non-renewable resources, like crude oil, gable top cartons are primarily made of paperboard, which can be sustainably sourced from renewable resources.
Gable top cartons are also highly recyclable. A recent study found that gable top cartons can be recycled in 62.8% of U.S. communities. In 2011, they could only be recycled in 37% of U.S. communities. The fact that this number has grown so much in the last decade indicates that it will likely continue to increase in the coming years, making the gable top carton an even more sustainable packaging solution.
In addition to being renewable and recyclable, gable top cartons are great for sustainability because they require less fuel to be burned during transportation. Cartons are much more efficiently shaped than plastic jugs or carafes, so they can be shipped in greater volumes. As a result, shipping cartons requires fewer trips, and by extension, fewer fossil fuels, than shipping an equal amount of plastic containers.
If you are looking for sustainable packaging for your product, the gable top carton may be just the solution for you. If you would like to learn more about how Carton Service can help you switch to gable top carton packaging, give us a call at (800) 533-7744 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.