E-commerce Packaging: One Disruption We Could Do Without

Overpackaging and other ills of e-commerce We've all heard the word "disruption" used to describe e-commerce.  Online business disrupt traditional norms, job markets, pricing structures, on and on.  They've spent a lot of time coming up with affiliate programs and sleek digital marketing schemes, sometimes getting paid with cryptocurrencies. … [Read more...]

Does The World Still Need Bubble Wrap?

  Packing materials can now be made from seaweed. One inventor won a contest with an inner layer of a box that uses triangle networks to secure shippable items. Is it possible that bubble wrap, which celebrated its fifty-eighth birthday in January 2018, is now becoming obsolete?  Let's explore. The reason bubble wrap is … [Read more...]

When Did Reusable Pallet Pooling Begin?

Early pallet pools emerged in the 1940s and became the beginning of a much larger logistics trend. The pooling of reusable packaging and pallets is an important component of today’s supply chain efficiency and sustainability efforts. While pooling is often embraced as a recent trend that has become increasingly popular over the last decade or … [Read more...]

Cut the Scrap! 8 Ways to Get Rid of Unwanted Pallets and Crating

Looking to get rid of unwanted pallets and packaging? You can eliminate scrap pallets or crating material quickly, and perhaps sell those unwanted pallets, with a little planning. The accumulation of scrap wood pallets, dunnage and wooden crating is a problem for many facilities. In a perfect world, you would be able to reuse the emptied … [Read more...]

Sustainable Packaging Alternative for Meal Kit, Refrigerated Product Delivery

Only four years ago TemperPack was a garage business founded by three young friends. They were focused on developing a ‘green’ alternative to Styrofoam and quickly latched onto the meal kit industry as it began taking off. TemperPack, which has made a name for itself by developing an insulated recyclable packaging product that is … [Read more...]

They Need Your Help

Reusable packaging can't manage itself, at least not yet. Somewhere in a tidy counselor's office, reusable bin and front line ops manager alike plop awkwardly, side by side onto some comfy Herman Miller chairs as the air swooshes out. Actually, the bin is resting on the floor and the manager is on the chair. There are a lot of things that … [Read more...]

Automotive Packaging: Role Continues to Evolve in Global Supply Chains

As automotive assembly has become global in nature, the impact of transportation costs on return of empty reusable packaging has influenced automotive packaging selection. And while an increased reliance on expendable packaging has saved on empty packaging transportation, it has been linked to increased waste generation, product damage, increased … [Read more...]

OPINION-LEADING, HEALTH AWARE AND SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS: MEET THE SHOPPERS OF THE FUTURE

IGD report identifies the ‘Influencer Shopper’ generation The shoppers of the future will be time optimisers, health conscious, individual, experimental and socially conscious, according to new research from IGD. Launching today, the report identifies an emerging group of ‘Influencer Shoppers’ that currently represents around 25% of the total … [Read more...]

SAQ Harmonizes Import Pallet Requirements to Boost Productivity and Reduce Environmental Impact

SAQ, the provincial Crown corporation responsible for the trade of alcoholic beverages in Quebec, Canada, has successfully improved operations by utilizing CHEP’s 48x40-inch rental pallet to ensure standardized quality. The conversion to the standardized platform and CHEP’s circular model began with pilot programs in Italy and France. Like many … [Read more...]

Pallet and Reusable Packaging Videos

Here is our roundup of recent videos or interest. Corrugated Packages – Safely delivering goods to customers worldwide   Battery recycling with G&P RTP Dolav pallet boxes   Buckhorn Reusable Packaging Solutions   CF Collapsible Containers from SSI … [Read more...]