The term sustainability has become more and more talked about in recent years. From discussion of ocean pollution and recycling, to debate over the use of straws, there is no doubt that sustainability has become an increasingly important topic in today’s world. We define sustainability as preserving people, resources, and the planet through social, environmental, and economically responsible decision making. L-S Industries produces a number of products that quality as sustainable or “green” by using recyclable HDPE or polypropylene corrugated plastic for packaging products that can be used time and time again. So, how can using L-S Industries’ sustainable packaging benefit your business?
Using sustainable, or reusable, packaging can help your business with long-term cost savings. The concept here is simple: the more times you can reuse a packaging product, the less times you are paying for a new one. Sustainable packaging tends to be more lightweight than alternative materials, helping you save on shipping costs as well. Additionally, to offset up-front investment in reusable packaging, you may see as many as 50-60 trips per package. How much would 50 fiberboard boxes cost you? If you can close a return loop for reusable packaging, your company will realize significant savings in your packaging budget.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR)
Corporate social responsibility, also referred to as CSR, is the concept of integrating social and environmental concerns into a company’s business operations. According to a 2017 study, over 60% of Americans want businesses to advocate for social and environmental change. Using sustainable packaging products can not only help the environment, but also boost your company’s image in our environmentally-cautious society. The re-use of any product is better for the environment than single-use products or even recycling products, as it takes a lot of energy to do so.
Many conveyor systems can get easily contaminated with fiber dust from corrugated boxes, which can create significant downtime or conveyor jams. Our sustainable corrugated plastic materials do not leave residue or contamination while using a conveyor system.
Sustainability with L-S Industries
Using our sustainable corrugated plastic packaging materials is good for the Earth and your business. For more information, visit the sustainable packaging page on our website.