18 Jan 2012 Green Packaging for Cell Phone and Electronics Replacement Can also Reduce Costs
There are a number of industries that routinely ship out products such as cell phones, tablets, laptops and a variety of other electronic devices. This is often times done for replacement or loaner purposes when products are being exchanged or returned.
Whatever the reason for the back and forth or “round trip” shipment, the end result is usually excess packaging and higher cost in an already expensive but necessary part of your business.
Usually, we are quick to suggest the use of one packaging material, rather than two, but there are unique applications when combining two different packaging components can result in savings and provide a greener solution.
Globe Guard® Biodegradable Bubble Packaging Pouches
Our most popular bubble sizes are 3/16” and 5/16”, but virtually any bubble size or pouch length and width are available. What makes our bubble packaging different is that it is reusable, recyclable and biodegradable. Since most of these products are custom made to your specifications, the pouch configuration (end load, side load, end flap, bubble in versus bubble out, etc.) as well as exact sizes are up to you. The standard color is green, but if more transparent clear is desired, we can provide that too.
Globe Guard® Reusable Paper Mailers
These are by far one of our most popular products because they are inexpensive and available flat or gussetted, white or Kraft, and in a wide variety of sizes. They feature a peel-and-seal adhesive strip that can be doubled with an easy open tear strip for back and forth shipping applications. They can also be easily and inexpensively custom printed with instructions or for branding purposes.
Our mailers are made of 50% recycled content and are also 100% recyclable. The only thing these paper mailers are not is padded, and that is why they work so well in conjunction with the bubble pouches mentioned above.
Why Not Simply Use a Padded Bubble Lined Paper Mailer?
There are three basic reasons:
- Our solution can be easily reused, while most bubble lined paper mailers are designed to be used and discarded after one single use.
- Bubble traditionally has a longer life cycle, so it can be used and reused long after the paper mailers is no longer usable.
- At the end of its life cycle, our two components can be easily separated and individually recycled.
No Cost Application Review
Every customer’s needs are a little different, so our program always begins with a complete analysis of the application. You may be able to eliminate the use of expensive corrugated mailers, or you may be able to eliminate a whole layer of packaging. There are still many companies who provide packaging to their customers for the return trip. In other applications, we are able to dramatically reduce labor costs by eliminating redundant packing and re-packing.
The bottom line is, we are good for your bottom line and are almost certain to deliver significant savings while helping you achieve your sustainability goals.
Please contact us for more information.
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