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How to Reduce Packaging with EPS Foam

It’s common knowledge that EPS foam (also known as Styrofoam™) is damaging to the environment at the time of disposal because of its lack of recyclability. There are many sustainable alternatives for EPS foam, however, some companies are having difficulties replacing it completely in packaging materials. This is because of its convenience and low cost. …

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Reducing Costs; Thought Leadership from Bruce Giedt

From the Desk of Grizzled Distribution Warrior, Hello everyone! I’m Bruce Giedt, Vice President and Secretary here at Pioneer Packaging.  A little bit about myself, I’ve been in the distribution business a long time-since 1982, and the paper business even longer.  I’ve seen a lot of changes in our industry over the years. From observing …

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The Rise of Aseptic Cartons

We all know that plastic bottles are harmful to the environment and have lasting effects on our endangered marine life. But, with a majority of companies still packaging their beverage products in plastic, it is hard to buy alternative options. However, more companies are moving towards using aseptic packaging as a substitute for plastic bottling. …

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Sustainable Packaging Analysis

Here at Pioneer Packaging we are always on the lookout for companies who are doing their part to increase sustainable packaging practices. Today we wanted to discuss Lush Cosmetics. It  is a United Kingdom based beauty company that has become popular in  recent years. One of their other core values is promoting sustainability efforts in …

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Why You Should Update to a Semi-Automatic Pallet Wrapper

Is your company still shrink wrapping your pallets by hand? If so, you should start thinking about switching to a semi-automatic pallet wrapper. If you have a high volume of shipped goods, your company could be saving thousands of dollars by implementing this machine. Being dependent on manual labor to protect products while in transit …

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Love Is In the Packaging: How Common Valentine’s Gifts are Packaged

  Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Did you know the history of Valentine’s Day dates back to in the 5th century?  Saint Valentine, a Roman priest,  was martyred for secretly marrying couples against the word of the Roman Emperor. After his death, the Vatican established February 14th as his feast day. This day became designated by …

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No More Takeout: A Glimpse Inside the Grocery eCommerce Industry

With the rise of ecommerce, there has been more interest from consumers and businesses about how shopping online is going to affect the grocery retail industry. When Amazon acquired Whole Foods, one of the major questions people were asking is how will this venture shape consumer behavior to buy produce and groceries online. Another question …

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