We Make Our Partitions Using 100% Post-Consumer Waste
A lot of North American consumers don’t as yet know the difference between pre-consumer and post-consumer recycled materials. The most singular difference between the two types of material is their ease of implementation in developing fresh products. Pre-consumer waste is usually a lot easier to “mix in” when designing products made from recycling. For example, think of the wood-chips that get left behind after a tree’s been put through the ringer in a sawmill. Those wood chips would make for ideal packaging material for boxes, wouldn’t they?
Not always the case with post-consumer packaging. Post-consumer material is essentially comprised of old newspapers and magazines, crusty milk cartons, soggy shredded bits of cardboard, and – to be sure– the endless reams of shredded paper that companies bundle up by the bushel-load and dump into industrial bins at the end of each business day. It all adds up. And it’s a lot more of an involved process to rehabilitate shredded newspaper into “something new” than it is with simple wood chips.
That’s all fine and good, but that leads to massive accumulation of post-consumer waste products in giant garbage dumps across the world. It seems a pity that more of those flattened Coca-Cola cups and used Big Mac containers can’t find themselves another use beyond mere “turkey stuffing” in landfills.
That’s why we at M & M Box Partitions make it a deliberate policy to manufacture our paperboard partitions out of 100% post-consumer recyclable material. It’s our way of leading the way. We make it our business to demonstrate to other companies that you can re-use other’s waste for the sake of a greener environment, and still make quality packaging and partitioning. Which is exactly what we do here at M & M.
It’s a dirty job but someone’s got to do it.
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