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This content was submitted directly to this Web site by the supplier.White Paper | February 26, 2008
Achieving sustainability - thinking on the outside of the box
“Sustainability”— a new name for an old concept — is the way in which a product, materials, packaging and palletization methods impact space utilization, storage, transportation and distribution costs through the lifecycle supply chain. Call it what you want, efficiency or sustainability; it’s always been a factor in manufacturing, as misused space and materials always create unnecessary costs. Find out more in this White Paper from FoxJet.
The packaging industry itself, of course, developed from a profit focused need to achieve better packaged products using the best available materials and practices. During the 1970s, however, another motivating factor was added to the mix: the environment. With the then-nascent green movement gathering momentum and Earth Day’s creation, many company leaders began thinking about the global impact of packaging.