As an industry leader in engineering packaging solutions for clients in the industrial, retail, and moving and storage industries for more than 35 years, Pioneer Packaging Worldwide has always been committed to delivering state-of-the-art ways to provide efficient ways to tackle packaging problems in the most efficient, cost-conscious manner that is also environmentally sustainable.

That’s why we acknowledge and commend the fact that more and more leading companies around the world are embracing efforts to work toward a goal that once seemed unlikely: using 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025.

The effort to cut back or eliminate the amount of plastic packaging waste can’t come soon enough. Plastics have inundated our oceans and water supplies, and plastic drink containers trap, confine and kill marine organisms and fish. A report for the 2016 World Economic Forum stated that by 2050 – just 30 years from now –  the amount of plastic waste in the ocean will outweigh all fish.

We were pleased recently when the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in conjunction with the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, announced that 31 companies have come forward to disclose specifics of their use of plastics in packaging.

The report had some eye-popping statistics from companies about the staggering amount of waste produced by those 31 companies. They collectively produce eight million tons of plastic packaging each year. For example, the Coca-Cola Company disclosed it’s responsible for 3.3 million tons of plastic packaging per year, the rough equivalent of 200,000 bottles every minute. While that’s an astounding figure, Coca-Cola is certainly not alone; Nestlé produced 1,700,000 tons and Danone 750,000 tons of plastic waste annually.

Pioneer Packaging Worldwide applauds the efforts of firms that share our goal of using greener packaging. We believe that brand enhancement, consumer awareness and minimizing the total packaging system costs are just a few benefits of going “green”. By using sustainable packaging products, our clients show not only corporate social responsibility but respect for the environment and the future. We always strive to minimize material going into the waste stream and use recycled products wherever we can. We minimize material through design and not over-packaging. To learn more about Pioneer’s commitment to Green Initiatives, contact us today.