Bioplastics have become a significant aspect of sustainable packaging discussions. Some short-sighted sustainability mandates have even stipulated use of bioplastics. However, while they may offer limited benefits in some areas of environmental concern, there are very real downsides that are not given equal voice in the conversation. We're taking a closer look at bio-based language and breaking down some facts around each topic.
In conjunction with the rollout of our new packaging material, Fox Fresh VertiMesh, we sat down with Keith Fox, President of Fox Packaging, for a quick Q & A about this new automated packing solution.
This week, we sat down with Craig Fox, Executive Vice President of Fox Packaging, for a quick Q & A about packaging trends amidst COVID-19.
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.
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.