Category Archive: Recycled Packaging Materials

The TICCIT to Sustainability

One of the key buzzwords in manufacturing in recent year has been sustainability. As manufacturers, we have realized that responsible, sustainable manufacturing practices are the way into the future. Eco-conscious, sustainable production is good for our environment, our community, and our business. As part of a sector that can do great things with sustainability, we here at M&M Box & Partitions always keep abreast of developments.


TICCITThe TICCIT program is a yearly outreach program, held to honor Earth Day. The name stands for “Trees Into Cartons, Cartons Into Trees”, and helps to show the renewability and sustainability of paper and paperboard packaging. The event involves box and packaging manufacturing companies partnering with local schools.

The companies donate saplings of native trees, and have students bring in paper-based containers such as milk or juice cartons, a tissue box, or other similar box. The companies then show the children how to plant the saplings in their boxes, and instructs them on planting the units in the ground. The cartons work as both protection and as a water funnel for the trees, and will eventually biodegrade, helping to feed the tree. This helps to demonstrate the cycle to the children.

100% Recycled Chipboard

It’s not just once a year that we at M&M practice renewable, sustainable manufacturing. We aim to reduce the waste in manufacturing by utilizing post-consumer materials as much as possible in our processes. The chipboard used in our recycled packaging products is made of 100% recycled material, and is perfect for use in industries ranging from automotive to pharmaceutical.

On top of using recycled materials, we return scraps, paper, and box cuttings back to the paper mills. At the mills, these bits and pieces are pulped and filtered, blended, rolled and died, and then sized and sheeted and returned back to manufacturers. The resulting chipboard is just as high-quality and as useful as fresh chipboard, but with a sense of environmental responsibility.

At M&M Box and Partitions, we will continue to seek out ways to introduce sustainability and renewability into our manufacturing process. The packaging sector is one of the leaders in sustainable manufacturing, and we will strive to be one of the leaders in the packaging sector into the future.

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RecycleMania Sweeps the Nation

RecycleMania is all about getting schools from across the nation to recycle more.  RecycleMania helps college students get involved in recycling.  It involves friendly competition by placing fun recycling programs in colleges and universities across the United States and Canada.

The competition is easy and helps young people get involved in the importance of recycling.  Over an 8-week period each spring, schools report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week.  The schools are then ranked in various categories based on who recycles the most on a per capita basis.  RecycleMania also tracks which schools have the best recycling rate as a percentage of total waste, as well as the least amount of combined trash and recycling.  Each week, competitors can check the RecycleMania website to see where they rank.

There are many inexpensive, fun ways to plan activities around recycling.  Examples include pledge cards, volunteers to help clean up after events, friendly dorm competitions and much more.  RecycleMania has made a huge impact over the past few months.  The winning schools receive national recognition in each category on the company website.  The winners receive an award made out of recyclable materials.  They also win the right to host that category’s special traveling trophy for the coming year.  There were 461 schools that participated in the 2014 RecycleMania Tournament.  Here is the list of winners:

  • Grand Champion – Antioch University Seattle (WA)
  • Per Capita Classic – Kalamazoo College (MI)
  • Gorilla – Rutgers University (NJ)
  • Waste Minimum – Valencia Community College (FL)
  • Paper – Westfield State University (MA)
  • Corrugated Cardboard – U.S. Military Academy (NY)
  • Bottles and Cans – Kalamazoo College (MI)
  • Food Services Organics – Bard College (NY)

For a complete description and list of the 2014 tournament, please see the website for more information. RecycleMania is undoubtedly changing the way people think about recycling and making it fun in the process.

 Recycling is one of the most important things people can do to help the environment.  This is a fun way to get the point across.  By getting colleges and universities involved, it helps teach young adults the importance of recycling.  Hopefully, it is something that they will continue as they venture out into the world after college.

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What Steps Are You Taking to Green Your Business This Earth Day?

On Tuesday, April 22nd, the world will celebrate Earth Day as a reminder to be conscious of the impact of our activities on the surrounding environment. Schools everywhere will get students involved with Earth-friendly activities, and cities around the globe will be hosting events to promote awareness of environmental issues and sustainability initiatives. is even compiling a list of “Green Cities” taking part in Earth Day festivities.

But what can businesses do on a daily basis to improve the sustainability of their operations? The easiest option is to look at which vendors and suppliers use the most eco-friendly practices, and create a business relationship with those providers. Packaging material manufacturers are a great place to start. Look for companies that provide packaging options made from recycled materials.

At M & M Box Partitions, our chipboard products are made from 100% post-consumer recycled content. In addition, all of the leftover scrap materials are gathered and sent back to paper mills to be given new life as fresh paperboard.

The recycled packaging is ideal for numerable industries, including automotive part manufacturing and shipping, food and beverage processing, cosmetics and other consumer products, fragile items like glass and ceramics, and more. We even have options that are FDA approved for direct contact with food, which is especially helpful for confectionery companies, including specialty bakeries that place fresh cakes and pastries directly into a box for customer pick-up.

To learn more about how our packaging products and materials align with your company’s sustainability goals, contact M & M Box Partitions at 800-992-3557. We offer quotes within 24 hours, and samples within 48 hours. We look forward to working with you.

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