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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Box Latch™ Products at Trade Show in Seoul, Korea

Congratulations are in order for South Korea. Thanks to the job its government and population have done to manage COVID-19, the Korea MAT trade show was held in Seoul July 27-29, 2020. This may be the only country in the world where in-person trade shows are occurring this summer. Thank you Steeve Byun for detailing our Box Latch™ Products to hundreds of visitors including reps from Kia, Hyundai, LG, Lotte, and Samsung. Check out the video below to see a demonstration of...

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Quality Control on a Budget with Box Latch

ISO 9001 Series, AS 9400, ASQ, QMS, and Six Sigma Companies-  Looking for a handy and economical way to identify your processes? Box Latches™ provide a convenient way to seal and reopen corrugate boxes without damaging the box, saving hundreds if not thousands of dollars on containers and mistakes. The Box Latch™ family comes in five colors and can be used to identify various processes. An example of how one of our clients use the latches: Black:     Products to be inspected Red:   ...

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Ineffective vs. Effective Marketing ROIs

Want to hear a story about a costly marketing mistake? Make-believe your name is Jack, it’s a warm summer day and in comes a call from an unfamiliar individual. “This is Joyce from Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland. Kathy is impressed with your unique Box Latch™ gadgets and thinks they should be promoted all over the world. She is inviting you to come to California for an interview on her TV show highlighting sustainability products.” What would you do? Be flattered that...

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Announcing Winner of Box Latch™ Challenge # 1

Box Latch™ Products’ COO, Jack Wilson, announced today that Mr. Nick Klein of Klein Foods Inc. in Marshall, Minnesota walnutgrovemerc.com was the winner of the Worldwide Box Reuse Challenge. His company’s staff will be receiving their choice of $1,000 of Box Latch Products. Click boxlatch.com/shop to see the innovative, Green, supply chain, box reuse solutions from which they have to choose. Nick’s entry included this photo with the statement below it. “We’ve been using your products for a handful of years now...

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