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

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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. Earthday.org 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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Thinking Inside the Box for Valentine’s Day Chocolates and Treats

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It’s that time of year again. We’ve made it through the holiday season and New Year, and have once again found ourselves browsing the infinite selection of heart-shaped boxes containing chocolates and other goodies for loved ones. With the variety of wrappings and designs, it can be hard for shoppers to choose just one box. Fortunately for chocolate and other confectionery producers, choosing the right box partitions and layer pads is a bit easier.

When dealing with food packaging, it’s necessary to ensure that materials are FDA approved for direct contact with food. The most common solid fiber materials used in the candy and confections industry are SBS (Solid Bleach Sulfate) layer pads, and .024 PY2 (poly-coated SBS). Both are FDA approved for direct contact with food.

Paperboard box partitions are useful in keeping chocolates and other candies from sticking together. This is especially helpful if the temperatures rise at any point during warehousing, shipping, or while the product sits on the shelf at a retail center. With many facilities and stores keeping the heat on full blast during this especially cold winter, it’s important that chocolates are kept separate to avoid melting into each other. In addition, layer pads serve an important role during transit, as they keep the candy from moving around too much in the box. This way, when the box is finally opened on Valentine’s Day, each piece will be exactly where it’s supposed to be – no guessing as to which flavor was supposed to be in which space.

Another benefit to SBS packaging materials is that they can be used for other industries that become more popular this time of year. Whether your Valentine’s Day features wine or champagne, fancy cologne or perfume, or the newest electronics gifts, all of these products benefit from being shipped with protective paperboard partitions and layer pads.

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