Purchases are made daily in the consumer society in which we live. Every hour, we bring home tons of carefully packaged products or receive them for delivery.
Virtually all products purchased are supplied in any packaging, which not only keeps the content in a good condition, but also defines the brands and provides the necessary product information.
However, the threat posed by plastic packaging to the environment can not be ignored. Scientists have already denounced plastic as a long-term pollutant that does not biodegrade completely. All 10 years, the global production of double plastics.
More than 50% of all plastic items we buy are used only once. Thus, in the world, 250 pounds of plastic spill every second in the oceans. In Los Angeles alone, 10 tons of plastic packaging fragments are projected daily in the Pacific. With the finding that between 8 and 12 millions of tons of plastic end up each year in the oceans, we must collectively react. These plastics, killing marine animals, are consumed by animals and end up in the human food chain, with adverse effects on our health.
Plastic production has reached 396 million tons - equivalent to 53 kilos for every inhabitant of the Planet - and could increase by 40% by 2030.
Concerned to limit their environmental impact, more and more industries as well as responsible companies, position themselves on the side of ecological trends. FURST is part of. Packaging sustainability is our number one priority, promoting natural recyclable materials and limiting the use of plastics.
What is green packaging?
Green packaging (or sustainable packaging) involves the use of materials and manufacturing methods that have minimal impact on energy consumption and the environment.
The main objectives of sustainable packaging are:
- reducing the overall amount of packaging;
- increasing the use of renewable or reusable materials;
- the exclusion of harmful (toxic) materials;
- that the packaging is easy to recycle.
In fact, environmentally friendly packaging is not just about minimizing the amount of packaging, it also includes the design, processing, and complete life cycle of the product.
While having in mind to offer a high standard in the presentation of its packaging, FURST takes care in details to use biodegradable and recyclable materials for the production of its packaging.
We make the most of the use of paper and cardboard, which are reusable materials, easily recyclable and biodegradable.
Our cardboard packaging is marked with recycled / recyclable terms and guides our customers on their possible reuse or recycling.
We use reinforced gummed paper packaging tape to limit the use of cheaper traditional plastic adhesive rolls that are not recyclable.
For our silk papers, we use soy-based inks, unlike traditional petroleum-based inks. These papers contain no acid and are FSC certified, giving you superior packaging without harming the environment.
We are contributing to global reforestation by planting trees in areas that need them most, thanks to the Eco-Packaging Alliance program.
Concerned with the details, even the anti-shock bubble mattresses inside the FSC environmental label certified kraft envelopes, especially for small items, are made from fully degradable recycled polyethylene.
Finally, in a global approach, we are studying a solution to reuse used boxes of orders. If you do not know what to do with your packaging, after receiving your order, all you need to do is print a label and put your box containing the packaging at a relay point. This responsible solution is under study. We encourage our customers to take the same approach.
As you can see, respect for the environment is in our DNA and we give priority to green, eco-friendly and recyclable packaging to contribute to our common consciousness.