Solar Energy for education and jobs in Tanzania

In 2019, 35 committed Boxon customers compensated for a total of 395 tons of CO2 by ordering 36.760 climate neutral Big Bags from Boxon. A great result, that we aim to even surpass in 2020.
In the context of the carbon offsetting programm, we support a climate protection project in Tanzania, where tons of CO2 are reduced every year by replacing harmful kerosene by affordable solar energy panels. With the contribution of our customers, we help to maintain the project.

High-Tech-Solar-Home-Systems

The climate protection programme implements high-tech solar home systems including a GSM modem that deliver a clean, affordable alternative to fossil fuels for low-income households and small enterprises in Tanzania. The technology reduces carbon emissions effectively, owing to an innovative monitoring approach. 

2.5 billion people worldwide live without a reliable electricity source to fill their daily energy needs. They use inefficient and costly fuel-based lighting sources such as kerosene lamps, which greatly curtail their activities once darkness sets in. Kerosene gives little light, is expensive and can cause burn
injuries as well as respiratory and eye diseases – especially children are at risk.

Mobisol, the programme developer, combines solar energy with innovative mobile technology and microfinance to provide high-tech solar home systems (SHS) to remote households across Africa.

The larger solar home systems can power small businesses enabling entrepreneurial customers to create additional income. It also illuminates schools like Arusha Secondary School. The SHSs include a solar panel, battery, lights, as well as a cell phone charger. The systems are currently available in four different sizes meeting the needs of low income households as well as of small enterprises. The smallest unit can light two rooms and charge four mobile phones per day. The largest system powers multiple lights, consumer appliances such as laptops, televisions or solar powered refrigerators and charges up to ten mobile phones simultaneously.

The larger solar home systems illuminate schools like Arusha Secondary School.

Jobs & education

Thanks to this modern information and communications technology (ICT) solution, this PoA will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the displacement of fossil fuel use, such as in fuel-based lighting systems and/or stand-alone power generators. By substituting kerosene lamps with strong solar powered LED lights and reliable energy, environmental but also social and economic benefits can be achieved. Taking advantage of longer light hours achieved by the electrification of their houses, beneficiaries can greatly increase their productivity through working in the evening.

Impacts and benefits achieved so far

• 9981 t CO2 reduced per year

• More than 200 000 people benefit from better air

• 350 created jobs

• 42600 Solarsystems distributed since project start

• More than 700 people trained on solar installation

• Creation of 24 market hubs and information centres in Tanzania 

Be part of the project

By purchasing climate neutral Big Bags from Boxon you can optimize your supply chain’s carbon footprint significantly and in the meantime, help supporting our climate protection project in Tanzania.
Every customer taking part in the project will get an official certificate from the independant climate protection organsation MyClimate with the amount of compensated CO2 and their company name on it. Just ask us about it, we will be happy to help you!

United Nations Global Compact

We are glad to announce that Boxon Group is now an active member of the UN Global Compact! This is a big step in our work with global sustainability and more is coming!

As a participant of the United Nations Global Compact, we are committed to responsible corporate governance. The voluntary initiative, in which companies have committed themselves since 1999 in a pact with the United Nations to promote social and environmental responsibility in the context of globalization, is present in 161 countries and encourages companies to develop sustainable solutions in economic, social and environmental terms. We are proud to be part of this worldwide initiative of more than 12000 companies and orient our entrepreneurial activities to the 10 principles of the Global Compact, which include the areas of human rightslabor standardsenvironment and anti-corruption. A responsible task that we are happy to take.

By participating in the Global Compact, we have made it our goal to make an active contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals formulated by the United Nations.

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Read more about the UN Global Compact https://www.unglobalcompact.org/about.

Let's meet in Düsseldorf

Interpack, 7 to 13 May 2020 in Düsseldorf, Germany

Can you imagine that it has been 3 years since last Interpack? A lot has changed since then, and we are looking forward to showing you all of our new offers and services this May in Düsseldorf!

Here are some facts about Interpack

Interpack trade fair is part of Interpack Alliance and takes place every three years in Düsseldorf, Germany. Having opened its doors to the public for the first time 1958, it has become one of the biggest tradefairs specialized in packaging and processing in Europe. Visitors and exhibitors from around the world come to Düsseldorf for the latest packaging trends and specialized concepts for their sectors, such as

  • Food & Beverages
  • Agriculture
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Cosmetics
  • Consumer goods (non-food)
  • Services
  • Logistics & transportation

In 2017,  2866 exhibitors from 55 countries presented their packaging innovations on Interpack. In total, 170.899 people from 169 countries visited the trade fair.

Will you be there?
As you know, at Boxon it is all about adding value to your packaging.  What if we could go further and optimize your packaging concept even more? At Interpack you will get the opportunity to get the whole picture: From packaging solutions, to labels, smart services, customized solutions for the automotive sector and new sustainable products. We will be happy to meet you there!

Add value to your brand with labels

New technologies and flexible solutions for information, personalization, brand protection and traceability, not only contributes to increased product value. Intelligent and sustainable label solutions also help to increase the value of the brand in a more efficient and smarter way.

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Digital printing

Thanks to the latest technology from HP Indigo, we offer the highest quality printing. Combine several varieties without costly adjustments. Fast, effective and completely variable. Some PANTONE® colours are difficult to represent in CMYK. Hence, we expand the tone range with HP IndiChrome Plus, which is based on CMYK, plus orange, violet and green.

Personalized print

Create a unique design for each packaging. Take advantage of the benefits of variable graphics, text or codes. With our tools, the possibilities are unlimited.

We offer a great deal of possibilities within labelling when it comes to printing techniques, material, effects and label types. If you have specific label requirements, we are happy to help!

Read more, download brochure or contact us for more information.