End-of-line systems are synonymous with consistent quality and weight for your packaging products, but how do you decide whether to implement a stand-alone or integrated end-of-line solution? Understanding your options, the benefits, and the overall contribution to your production goals will help you assess how flexible automation systems can expedite your end-of-line processes.
In the US, 66% of recyclable packaging is not recycled1. With many environmental claims on retailer shelves, GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) developed consumer friendly recycling instructions through the How2Recycle label program. In this shift toward more transparent claims, this program alleviates concerns regarding recycling procedures to better support consumers in their packaging disposal practices and showcases efforts to create group norms for recycling.
The clock starts ticking as soon as a produce item is harvested; and for the profitability of that item, there is little room for supply chain inefficiency. Thankfully, our industry is seeing significant advancements in automation that are contributing to improved operational efficiencies, pack-line productivity and overall cost savings which is a key ingredient in each grower/shipper's competitiveness.
As Americans, we create an enormous amount of trash. The average person produces about 4.4 pounds per day, and most of it is comprised of recyclable items.1 To keep up with the increase in curbside pickup volume, landfills have grown in number. We are hearing more about recycling today amidst industry transitions impacted by sustainability initiatives.
Having options is never a bad thing and understanding your options is a great thing. Navigating flexible packaging and the Best-Practices to Achieve Inspired, High-Impact Packaging Design offers tools which ultimately minimize cost, decrease lead time from production to market, and most importantly, deliver a package that “wows” your customer, turning them into advocates.