Packaging peanuts are commonly made from polystyrene foam that is also very slow in the break down process.
The good news is there are other void-fill options available when seeking eco friendly packaging solutions!
Recycled Kraft paper is a great void-fill substitute for bubble wrap. Kraft paper can also be close to the same cost or less than bubble wrap.
These starch peanuts are made from corn starch and offer a rapid break down process that makes them extremely environmentally friendly.
Some companies prefer added cushioning to protect their books from shifting during transport. We recommend using an indented Kraft paper for added cushioning if needed protecting books for shipping and storage.
If packaging peanuts are preferred, there are a large variety of starch peanuts that have been introduced to the market.
Starch packaging peanuts are often close to or slightly higher than the price of virgin packaging peanuts.
Another option to starch peanuts is recycled packaging peanuts instead of virgin peanuts when shipping a book using eco friendly packaging.
Bundling & Load Protection Options
Different companies choose to do different things when bundling multiple books together or unitizing large book loads. We recommend using a micron of a hybrid stretch wrap.
Learning how to shrink wrap valuable books properly can save you money. It's important to know the strengths and weaknesses of various types of material.
For example, traditional stretch wrap is thicker and uses more plastic resin than the new hybrid and micron stretch wraps.
They are strong stretch films that use less plastic, therefore reducing environmental harm. They are available in a variety of strengths and widths.
Widths range from 2 inches up to 80 inches wide.
The 2-5 inch bundling wrap works great for bundling 2-5 books together for shipping. Wider films of eco friendly packaging materials are ideal for unitizing larger book loads for shipment or storage.
Be Environmentally Conscious
These are only a few environmentally friendly options to packaging supplies and material available that are cost effective and work well.
When selling books online everything from tape to boxes should be considered to help preserve our environment and keep the planet as healthy as possible.
Therefore, we should all be good stewards of the earth and use eco friendly packaging whenever we can.
U.S. Packaging & Wrapping is a full service packaging provider serving multiple industries ranging from food service to industrial warehouses and commercial office buildings. The wide range of products offered online enables users choose the right packaging products for each situation at an affordable price.
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