Added value through CO2 compensation

Boxon works continuously to develop products with a reduced environmental impact.

By climate-compensating your packaging purchases, you as a customer can make a significant contribution, affecting directly the carbon footprint of your company. Today we offer this service for our Bulk Handling products, giving you the opportunity to purchase climate neutral Big Bags. We were actually the first FIBC manufacturer with this highly environmentally friendly service. 

To be able to offer this service, we have calculated the carbon footprint of our Big Bags with the help of the non-profit organization MyClimate. All stages of the value chain were taken into account: Including raw materials, operational waste and transportation. The calculation method of MyClimate is based on internationally recognized standards (ISO 14040/44, ISO 14067, PAS 2050, GHG Product Life Cycle Standard). Based on this product carbon footprint, we can optionally add the climate compensation to all orders within the Big Bag range. In this context, Boxon supports a climate protection project in Tanzania, where the corresponding CO2 emissions are compensated.

We are glad to notice that our customers appreciate our sustainability projects that we have done and keep doing. Together with our customers, we have compensated for more than 340 tons of CO2 since last year.  Some customers use the service for each order.

For example, our customer Georg Plange (a leading flour producer) has already compensated CO2 several times since the project started. You can read more about this on their website (German):  

https://www.plange.de/de/aktuelles-detail/umweltschutz-urkunde-fuer-plange.html

An innovative business partner

Workshop concerning the Automotive industry

Understanding the customer’s needs and matching our offer is a part of our daily lives. We analyze the outside world, inspire to new ideas and quickly design innovative solutions that continuously secure the packaging flow, from order to delivery.

Some of our customers are working in a global, complex logistic world, and are looking for partners within packaging that can provide efficient solutions. Boxon is that partner! The challenge is to synchronize all activities and make sure we utilize all our knowledge within the company the absolutely best way. Therefore, we have gathered our forces this week, from China, Germany, France and the Nordics, for a weekly workshop. This will also include customer visits to deepen our knowhow and understanding for the Automotive business.

As our mission declares: We are an innovative business partner who will turn the packaging concept into a strategic value creator.

Read more on our Chinese website about our work within the Automotive industry:

https://www.boxon.cn/en/blog/automotive-industry/

Alternatives to the traditional plastic

Question marks about the use of plastic are creating a demand for alternatives. Boxon is offering alternatives in many different materials. Our greener alternatives to ordinary plastic comprise both green PE and compostable material.

LDPE

LDPE stands for low-density polythene and has a low density, thus giving it shape ability properties. This makes the LDPE alternative ideal for products such as food bags, stretch film, milk carton linings, etc. LDPE is recyclable.

Green PE

Has the same properties as LDPE and an identical appearance. The only difference is that it is made from renewable resources. In Boxon’s case, from sugar cane. Green PE is 100% CO2 neutral and can be recycled back into PE or incinerated to form biofuel. Owing to its composition, no further carbon dioxide is emitted to the atmosphere during incineration. The only CO2 escaping to the atmosphere is that which was once bound to the sugar cane.

Compostable material

Compostable material has similar properties to LDPE and Green PE and is made from renewable material. It can be made from many different sources, such as sugar cane, maize, etc. As it is not a plastic, it cannot be recycled together with plastic. Instead of recycling, it can be composted. Either through industrial composting or by composting at home.

If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Customer Survey

We are currently conducting a global Customer Survey. The respondents are random selected customers and an external partner will conduct telephone interviews.

If you do not get a call but have something on your mind, we’d love to hear from you. We are happy to receive your feedback, both positive and negative. https://www.boxon.com/contact/

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50 used PET bottles make one Big Bag

Boxon converts PET bottles from Indonesia into new big bags. In this
way, we help to reduce local plastic waste and to prevent marine pollution. After use, the Recycling PET Big Bag can be recycled again.

In times of climate change and polluted oceans, it is clear that we have to react. At Boxon, we permanently work on creating the world’s most intelligent and sustainable packaging solutions – that includes products with regard to environmental aspects. Today Boxon offers different solutions with an improved environmental footprint. And with Big Bags made from recycled PET bottles from Indonesia we now take the next step.

The used PET bottles are collected from landfill sites and by individuals, who deliver it to one of the several collection points in Indonesia. At least 10% of the materials are marine litter, originating from beaches and coastal areas. 25 bottles are needed to produce 1 kg of woven recycling PET. This means, that 50 PET bottles are used for the production of an average 2 kg- Big Bag.

Same quality standards, improved environmental footprint

In terms of quality, no compromises have to be made. The same high quality standards are set for the R-PET Big Bags as for the FIBC made of polypropylene. Boxon customers benefit from flexible customization options and a big bag that is optimally adapted to their goods.

While there are no concerns in terms of quality, the positive benefits for the environment are numerous:

• Prevention of marine pollution
• Effective re-usage of PET bottles
• Less ressource input
• Up to 25 % less CO2 emissions

All steps from sorting and cleaning the bottles to processing and the production of Big Bags take place in the same facility, which means short ways and no re-transport or re-packaging. PET can be recycled and reprocessed multiple times without loss of properties. This makes it a
very circular plastic if discarded correctly.

Boxon customers can check with us how the R-PET Big Bags can be integrated into their supply chain. It has never been so easy to improve a packaging’s environmental footprint!

Learn more about Big Bags from recycled PET bottles

How to reduce CO2 with up to 2 cars emissions/year

It is quite easy – just choose a thinner stretch film when you are stretch filming the goods. Many thinks that a thinner film means more layers and more consumption, but it is actually the opposite. When stretching with a thinner film, the film remains hard, and the width is retained. This means less consumption and higher cargo safety. And you get a better ergonomic and eco-friendly alternative.

Watch our movie where we compare two different stretch films in 10 my and 20 my and see how you can reduce CO2 emission.

Let´s celebrate the International Beer day

On the first Friday of every August it is time to celebrate beer. International Beer Day (IBD) was founded in 2007 in Santa Cruz, California by Jesse Avshalomov.

From a small local event, it has grown to a worldwide celebration in 207 cities, 80 countries and 6 continents. The main purpose is of course, to enjoy the taste of beer together with friends, but also celebrate breweries and all those serving beer.

Here on Boxon, we have our own beer expert, Frederick Trip, Account Manager and we asked him what he will do on this day. “This is the best day of the year! It beats even Christmas. I buy my favourite beer, but also some new ones and invites my friends. Then we have some serious tasting.” he says with a smile.

Labels on beer bottles are a bit of Fredericks expert area. “I mix business with pleasure, so to say. As a beverage producer you need to think a lot about the label, and we can help our customer with both design, material, marking and labelling.”