When Packaging Your Products Think Green and DeforestationWholesalers and retailers impact our environment a great deal, because they use corrugated cardboard boxes to store merchandise all made from wood pulp. Now, lets count the number of warehouses around the world and multiply by the numbers of corrugated shipping cartons and we will have idea about the number of trees cut down every year just to package products and distribute around the world.
Wood pulp is a lignocellulosic fibrous material prepared by chemically or mechanically separating cellulose fibers from wood, fibre crops or waste paper. Wood pulp is the most common raw material in papermaking.
What goes into paper?
- 37% Managed regenerated forests that have been logged and then encouraged to grow again by natural means, such as seeding.
- 29% Industrial pulp plantations that produce fast-growing trees such as some pines and eucalystus.
- 1% Tropical rain forest.
- 1% Original temperate forests (United States, parts of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Europe and China).
- 15% Original boreal forests (Alaska, Canada, Russia and Scandinavia).
- 17% Unmanaged naturally regenerated forests.
- Try to use recycled materials like Recycle Paper Boxes made from bamboo-pulp to reduce deforestation. Reuse of anything is a good thing since one time usage affects our environmental footprint greater. Challenge yourself and your business to reuse what you can, therefore recycling materials for the better of our Earth.
- Support recycling. Educate your consumers on what they can do with your package once they no longer need it. To avoid waste in packaging for purchases all together, offer cloth, reusable bags for sale – even if bags are not your thing. Then offer a percentage of purchases when these bags are used. It is a win-win for the environment and your business.
- Bamboo Organic Fabric Shopping Bags saves the environment- it can be reused several times: this is an alternative of single use paper or plastic bags. It is often made from bamboo-fiber/fabric and is more durable than disposable plastic bags, allowing multiple use.