Shortage of Corrugate Boxes – We Don’t Make Boxes, We Make Them Reusable

A shortage of corrugate boxes has continued to be linked to the COVID-19 domino effect.  A January 2021 article in Packaging World explains how consumers’ concerns with visiting physical store locations has significantly increased e-commerce. From March 2019 to March 2020 the use of corrugated shipping boxes was up 9% according to the Fibre Box Association. As demand for corrugate increased, four major factors have reduced corrugate supply in the recycling industry. The combination of these is expected to result...

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Learn How Sustainability Actions Pay Huge Cumulative Dividends

Would you like to prove the value of your sustainability efforts with hard data? Years of feedback from happy customers has led us to create what we believe is a one-of-a-kind calculator for measuring the financial savings that come from Zero Waste Management and Green Manufacturing. We believe it is the only calculator in the world that allows businesses to identify and project the cumulative savings that come with reusing boxes, maximizing labor productivity, and reducing reliance on and costs for...

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How to save 40% Annually on Box Costs

We understand that not all boxes in your company’s supply chain can be reused. That said, if only 10% of your boxes were reused 10 times the result would be a 40% annual savings. For example: if your company purchases $10,000, $100,000, or $1,000,000 of boxes, the savings can be an amazing reduction of expense and a huge gain for environmental sustainability.  Simply stated, each time boxes are reused; they do not have to be recycled or re-purchased.  Historically, the biggest...

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How and Where Box Latches™ Are Used Around the World

We have watched trade show visitors and potential customers struggle with the simple learning curve as they closed and reopened boxes and cartons with our Box Latches™. While observing their many techniques, it became clear we needed to illustrate optimal ways to do this so that companies can leverage their Lean Manufacturing principles to generate Triple Bottom Line sustainability benefits via their use. As we produced this video, we realized that we have photos of our latches being used in 8...

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Want to Reduce Your Plastic Footprint?

Plastic totes and bins are handy to use, but require massive amounts of plastic. The plastic in these totes will be in our environment forever. The WikiHow link that follows illustrates how easy it is to reduce plastic waste.  3 Simple Ways to Reduce Plastic Waste – wikiHow  It does not explain or show how easy it is to replace plastic totes and open bins with sustainable, cardboard boxes held open and stacked using the Corner Clip & Stack. To see the...

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Growing Global Box Shortage Solved by Box Reuse

The worldwide shortage of boxes and cartons was first reported by us in an April 2020 blog. boxlatch.com/worldwide-shortage-of-boxes-looming/ Covid-19 reluctance to visit retailers is feeding online sales with vigor. As predicted in the spring, concerns about box shortages are growing. radio.com/wwl/news/business/report-box-shortage-in-u-s-ports-another-amazon-center When CEEO Jim Wilson was asked recently, “Why aren’t people reusing boxes and cartons?,” he replied “Because manufacturers of products and consumers do not know how fast, easy and cost effective it is to close,  reopen and stack them with...

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VF’s “Company Purpose” and the “Power of And”

You’re all familiar with North Face, Lee, Wrangler, Timberland, JanSport, right? Mr. Steve Rendle, CEO of the multi-billion dollar VF Corporation, vfc.com, was a keynote speaker during a recent Ethical Corporation Business Sustainability Summit, reutersevents.com/events/rbs-usa. That’s where Jack and I had the pleasure of hearing and connecting with his message. Mr. Rendle talked about sustainability and the environment as key elements of each company’s unique “Purpose.” In keeping with the topic for this three-day event, he emphasized that each of these...

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Interested in growing your business? Exporting may be the answer.

If your business needs access to working capital to grow like we have, it’s time to look to the US Small Business Administration for help. We did and it worked. 90% of the world’s markets for products are outside the USA. If we want to reduce our country’s trade deficit, exporting is a must. Besides, you owe it to yourself to learn how to redirect some of your hard earned IRS and state tax dollars back into your company’s ability to...

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Box Latch™ Products Introduces New ISO Tools

Box Latch™ Products introduces new ISO Tools – Box Latches™/Box Fasteners/Box Sealers Visual color coding has been a way of identifying specific nomenclature ISO and manufacturing procedures for years.  Reusable, hundreds to thousands of times, Box Latches™ are revolutionizing how boxes may be temporarily closed and reopened several times without damaging them. Streamline your workflow, save time, money and confusion by adding them to your processes.  And, yes, they are a great tool for a large variety of business settings. Officially the...

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Introducing The Box Latch™ Tall Wall for Gaylords

Do you struggle with the reuse of expensive RSC gaylord boxes and containers caused by damage from tape? Would you like to cut the time required to close the flaps in half? If so, it is time to initiate a box closure and fastener system that allows you to replace tape with our durable latching system. Use them hundreds of times! Pay for them with your savings on tape as you save time and enhance the lifespan of your gaylords. The Box...

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