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How Soon Are Packaging Waste (EPR) Laws Coming to Your State?

In the summer of 2021 Maine and Oregon became the first two USA states to enact and sign packaging waste reduction principles into law. Because waste from these sources exceeds the resources required to recycle it, governments are looking for ways to help municipalities deal with this problem. These environmentally focused efforts are titled Extended Producer Responsibility laws. Image from Forbes 7/29/2018 Under these model laws producers of packaging products will pay into a fund based on the amount and the recyclability...

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Prices for Cardboard Soar – The Case for Box Reuse B4 Recycling Has Never Been More Timely

According to The Wall Street Journal cardboard boxes have never been in higher demand – and more expensive. Since that article was published in March 2021, the Covid pandemic and eCommerce trends have pushed the price of cardboard higher at a pace not seen since 1994. Prices for containerboard rose by $50/ton this fall, raising the benchmark grade to an average of $765/ton. Market projections indicate that price will hit $785/ton by spring. If ever there was a time where Reuse...

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WEDC Grant Helps Box Latch™ Products Hold Boxes Open or Closed Worldwide

Thanks to what appears to be a short-lived global Covid 19 respite, we are pleased to announce that our Box Latch™ Products are gaining worldwide recognition. With distributors in the UK, the Benelux, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Australia, our products are continuing to “Revolutionize the worldwide use and reuse of boxes and cartons.” We shared a booth with our UK distributor, Item-Products, Inc. at the London trade show. We also shared a booth in Tokyo with our distributor in Japan,...

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Box Latch™ Products Featured In London Trade Show

“Masked men” Julian Cook and David Holt, coowners of Item Products, LLC, the UK distributor of Box Latch Products in Europe celebrated a brief respite from the office this week. They showed hundreds of guests at the London, UK Packaging Innovations trade show how versatile our Box Latch and Clip and Stack devices are. Ninety percent of boxes are used once. However, boxes and cartons in “Closed Loop Box Reuse” systems can be used 20 to 30 times while the Box...

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Box Latch Products Receives North America Business Elite Award

Box Latch™ Products is delighted to receive the 2021 North America Business Elite Award for Leading Pioneers in Corrugated Box Re-Use!   The North America Business Elite research team cast their final judgment based on business performance, longevity, business growth, and any significant innovations. Only businesses which stand out from the crowd have been commended. We could not be more honored to receive such an award! Check out our video showing how easy we make it to re-use corrugated boxes!

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Why Are We Shipping Containers, Boxes, and Cartons Filled With Air?

A November 17, 2021 Philadelphia Inquirer business news article today caught my eye and forced me to ask the question on which this blog is based. Collapsed Boxes Headed to Reuse Boxes Headed to Recycling or Landfill During the current challenges with supply chain backlogs, why aren’t businesses looking for better mousetraps to move toward Sustainable Supply Chains as suggested in this article in the Harvard Business Review. An even bigger question is, “Why are the Aussies beating the USA to the punch.”...

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Box Latch Products Trade Shows Press Release

Great News! After nearly two years, trade shows are back with in-person demonstrations that make them so much more fun. Pictured above at the Oct 5-7 Milwaukee, WI Manufacturing & Technology show are our new Midwest Sales Associates, Art Steadman, and Dan Abrahms. Interest in our Box Latch™ Products was exceptional. Samples were provided to hundreds of interested guests who learned about the financial and environmental benefits of using our reusable supply chain solutions. Look carefully and you will see that...

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Come See Us At These Trade Shows for Demonstrations & Free Samples

Please visit us to see demonstrations of Box Latch Products and receive free samples at any or all of these three upcoming trade shows.  Our staff will be happy to answer your questions relating to where, how, and why our reusable supply chain solutions are working well, saving money, and reducing waste for companies around the globe. Oct 5,6 &7 – Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center Milwaukee – Booth 542 Click link to see who will be there:  Home – The...

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Please Enjoy, Like, and Share Our New Video: How To Save Money On Boxes and Tape

In keeping with our mission to “Revolutionize the worldwide use and reuse of boxes and cartons,” we are asking you to check out our Closed Loop Box Reuse animated video. In less than two minutes you will see how customers use our Box Latches and Corner Clips to maximize their financial and environmental ROI. Implementing what you see here requires B2B customers to rethink their supply chain logistics systems. Whether your products move from Point A to Point B and/or Point C at...

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Box Latch – “I wish I would have thought of that!”

“You should be on Shark Tank.” “Inventing something this simple is harder than inventing most things that are more complicated.” These are the words we continue to hear as creative individuals learn how our Box Latch™ Products are “changing the way the world closes and reuses boxes.” This family of innovative, reusable, supply chain solutions hold box flaps closed or open without the use of tape.  While doing so, they reduce box and tape costs, improve task times, reduce injuries to humans and...

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