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Smurfit Kappa announces new eCommerce packaging laboratory in the UK

Smurfit Kappa has announced the opening of a new International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) certified lab at its new eCommerce packaging facility in Northampton, UK. This brings with it an expansion of Smurfit Kappa’s network of packaging testing labs and centres that support retailers and producers to develop, test and launch disruptive packaging solutions for […]

GP Packaging Begins Manufacturing Curbside Recyclable Paper Padded Mailers for E-Commerce

Georgia-Pacific is expanding its offerings to include paper padded mailers — a sustainable solution to meet growing demands. In May, the company opened a new facility in Arizona to manufacture curbside recyclable paper padded mailers with Amazon as a key customer. This will extend Amazon’s strategic supply chain of this innovative mailer in the western […]

International Paper, Amazon and Starbucks join the recycling partnership to help create a sustainable future

recycling partnership

International Paper, Amazon and Starbucks Coffee Company have joined on as new funding partners of The Recycling Partnership, a rapidly growing national nonprofit that leverages corporate investment to transform recycling for good in hundreds of communities across the country. By supporting The Recycling Partnership, these major brands along with 34 other companies including Coca-Cola, Target, Pepsi […]

Blue bins overflow with Amazon and Walmart boxes. But we’re actually recycling less


SAN FRANCISCO – Walk down the street on garbage day in many towns, and evidence of our love affair with online shopping is plain to see. Recycling bins overflow with boxes from Amazon, eBay, Walmart and others.  All those folded and flattened corrugated cardboard boxes are a testament to Americans’ diligent recycling efforts — to a degree.  […]



We don’t know. But according to a report released by Sanford C. Bernstein, Amazon ships an average of 608 million packages each year, which equates to (an estimated) 1,600,000 packages a day. That’s a lot of cardboard, even when we consider some of the packaging used may be padded envelopes. Life is easier, but perhaps […]