When designing a "Green" package, one must assess not only the material type and material content, but the mode of transport and the ease of recyclability. At MFT-CKF, we work with companies of all sizes in the search to develop and implement sustainable packaging solutions. Listed below are some common guidelines to use when evaluating a packaging design for its environmental impact.
- Design to reduce packaging material use while still protecting products.
Independent studies have shown that molded pulp reduces G forces significantly and dampens vibration more effectively than many packaging alternatives yet takes up less space.
- Eliminate the use of restricted materials ozone-depleting substances (ODS) in packaging materials.
Since molded pulp is made from recycled paper, it does not contain substances that are harmful to the environment.
- Design packaging components with the consumer in mind.
Molded pulp is easy to disassemble and does not shred like many foam packaging alternatives.
- Maximize the use of post-consumer recycled content in packaging materials.
Our molded pulp is made entirely from post-industrial recyclable fibers mixed with water.
- Use readily recyclable packaging materials when possible.
While many forms of plastic packaging can be recycled, molded pulp is easily recycled with newspapers in nearly every community recycling program.
- Reduce packaging size and weight to improve transportation fuel efficiency.
Molded fiber packaging's nesting properties allow more parts to ship in a truck as compared to competitive materials. Our designers create solutions that provide the smallest footprint possible for your package while still engineering excellent protective capabilities.