Packaging With Purpose

The Problem With Packaging

It is easy to underestimate how much waste we are creating when we receive a package. Sadly, the box and its contents are only used to move and store what is inside and are often discarded. In 2018, containers and packaging made up 28.1% of all municipal solid waste generated, weighing 82.2 million tons. Even more worrying, the amount of plastic that was recycled was relatively small at only 8.7%, leaving the rest to end up in landfills or the ocean.

Plastic Can't Simply Be Thrown Out

According to Science Advances, 75% of all plastic produced since 1907 has been discarded, but only 9% has been recycled, with 12% being incinerated.

As plastic has an average life cycle of over 500 years, we now have over 5 billion metric tons of plastic clogging up coastlines, creating huge piles in the oceans, accumulating in cities, and taking over landfills. Unfortunately, it is projected that within the next decade alone, plastic production is expected to grow by 40%.

Source: “Production, Use, and Fate Of All Plastics Ever Made.” Science Advances. 19, July 2017

Flowing Against The Stream

When it comes to packaging, we only use what is necessary while minimizing waste.

Using certified recycled paper from ethical suppliers, we make our packaging 100% recyclable, biodegradable, and plastic-free. In accordance with our FSC certification and commitment to sustainability, 80 percent of our packaging is made from recycled paper, while all of our virgin materials are renewable.

Rather than inserting promotional fliers or inserts, we provide QR codes on our packaging, making it compact and minimal.

Phasing Out Plastic Waste

By eliminating plastic from our packaging, EcoBlvd will have reduced the production of over 3,000 tons of plastic annually, or the equivalent of over 100,00 plastic bottles stacked in a row, covering more than 4,000 miles!

By using smaller packaging, we reduce CO2 emissions from transportation and materials by 5,000 tons each year, which is equivalent to planting 275,000 trees.*

*According to internal research and analysis via EPA and Statista.