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Hughes Sustainable Packaging Buyers Guide

Sustainability is no longer an added luxury–it is a necessity for packaging right now and for the foreseeable future. Companies of all sizes are stepping up committing to greener practices, and consumers are doing the same. When it comes to buying packaging products, it can be a challenge to know what to purchase. There are…

Top 4 Ways Companies Waste Money on Packaging

Packaging is often one of the biggest expenses for companies in all types of verticals. Controlling costs while still getting the quality, service, and product guarantees that your company relies on is a common theme across all organizations. Not only does packaging waste hurt your bottom line, but the waste often becomes waste in the…

Earth’s Most Friendly Packaging Products

In today’s modern world, we all have a responsibility to be respectful to the environment. Buyers and consumers care about sustainability and green initiatives, putting pressure on producers to use eco-friendly materials. Sustainability impacts a business as a whole. Customers can’t directly see if you are conserving electricity in your distribution center, but they can…

What to expect with packaging in 2020

2019 brought many changes and advancements to the packaging industry. Retailers and customers alike have a closer relationship with packaging products than ever before. Customers are becoming more particular with what they expect from packaging. Whether it’s the sustainability side, in which customers are demanding that companies use environmentally friendly products, or the unboxing experience,…

Damaged Products, Damaged Planet

Remember Earth Day in elementary school, where you planted a tree and learned about the green arrows to reduce, reuse and recycle? Fast-forward to today and many of us still haven’t evolved our understanding of sustainability and recycling beyond the three Rs. While most would identify as an aspirational recycler and supporter of the natural…

What Your Customers Want in Single-Use Packaging

The single-use packaging market is exploding. Customers’ conflicting demands for single-use packaging and sustainability create a unique challenge for product developers and packaging engineers. While people – and corporations – are generally concerned about the incredibly high volume of plastic waste in landfills and oceans, people still seek convenience and low costs. Plastic is the…

Creating a Sustainable Distribution Facility

Improving speed and product safety are often top-of-mind for distributors in all industries. Get the goods from the manufacturer to the end consumer in the most efficient way possible. While this true, creating a sustainable distribution facility has also increasingly become a part of the bigger picture. Distributors are now focusing their attention on “greening”…

Packaging for E-Commerce? Buy Shrink Wrap!

The way your product arrives on your customer’s door step can make all the difference in whether they have a positive experience with your brand. Ultimately, packaging may be the factor in their decision to repurchase a product. And unfortunately, if a product arrives to a home or business damaged, you could potentially lose that…

An Overview of the 2030 Sustainable Goals for Packaging Professionals

As businesses around the world continue to grow, so does the concern for the impact they have on the Earth and its resources. That is why organizations have come together to create the 2030 Sustainable Goals which stimulate action over the next 15 years for humanity and the planet including planet, prosperity, peace and partnership….