Sustainable Packaging

Sustainable packaging solutions are in high demand as we become more aware of the effects and impact that consumerism has on the future of the environment. In regard to a greener lifestyle, packaging has become a necessary evil. Yet with innovative thinking and a commitment to finding eco-friendly solutions that increase performance, cut costs and reduce waste, sustainable packaging can and does exist. The H-Loc Enviroshell Trapped Blister protects the environment by using recyclable components that help reduce waste and move toward a greener future.

Below, we examine the benefits of the H-Loc Enviroshell, from its sustainable attributes to its marketing and security advantages. See how the Enviroshell covers all the bases, including marketing strategies, consumers’ concerns and Mother Nature herself.

The Enviroshell and Sustainability

While most packaging applications consist of traditional clamshell and other all-plastic designs that utilize a large amount of fossil fuel based PVC, the Enviroshell replaces the unfriendly materials with 100% recycled materials. The Enviroshell’s is designed to trap minimal plastic between corrugated cardboard. The plastic is recycled PET, a material made of recycled water bottles, while the corrugated cardboard is one of the most recycled materials on the planet.

The Enviroshell and Marketing

First impressions are often made from a product’s packaging, and an innovative package that sends out a positive message can be the single reason a consumer picks up a product and decides to make the purchase. The Enviroshell’s corrugated paperboard and minimal use of plastic allow for a great amount of graphic space, in contrast with traditional clamshell packaging that often loses graphic appeal due to excessive plastic and glare.

The Enviroshell and the Consumer

Not only does the Enviroshell protect the environment and the product, the packaging also protects the customer. Too many consumers have been injured trying to open clamshell packages, having to use knives and scissors to get through the plastic and, once opened, being exposed to sharp plastic edges. The Enviroshell retains tamper-evidence features, reducing the risk of products being opened and damaged before purchase, while allowing customers to open the product safely and easily at home.

Be sure to also check out the H-Loc Stratashell Trapped Blister!

A major advantage of the H-Loc Trapped Blister is the package’s versatility. With many different styles, shapes and sizes from which to choose, the H-Loc can contain nearly any product and still boast multiple advanced benefits and properties. Each style, however, has its own specific advantages, customized to fit your needs and budget.

This post will explore the H-Loc Stratashell, a trapped blister pack that combines sustainability with superior design functionality for the ultimate packaging solution. We’ll take a look at the Stratashell’s many components, piecing the package apart to examine exactly how the Stratashell boasts 100% sustainability and improved performance.

The Plastic: The Stratashell trapped blister uses 100% rPET, which stands for recycled polyethylene terephthalate, a thermoplastic polymer of the polyester family. When we say rPet, we mean that the Stratashell’s plastic is made of recycled water bottles, and is a sustainable material that is recyclable with plastic bottles and other plastics.

The Paper: The chip board that contains the Stratashell’s plastic container is made of biodegradable corrugated paper products, otherwise known as cardboard, the planet’s most recycled material. The Stratashell’s main cardboard structure is 100% recycled, and its virgin material is purchased from participating sources of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

The Design: The Stratashell’s high package-to-product ratio and reduced use of plastic material allows for an increased amount of graphic space – significantly more than the traditional clamshell package that utilizes an excessive all-plastic design. With the increased space comes more opportunity for bold logos, colors and images that send out the product’s message and attract customers. The Stratashell uses only soy-based and water-based inks that are fully biodegradable.

From recycled plastic to increased graphic space, the Stratashell is an effective sustainable packaging option for multiple channels.

Most consumers are familiar with the traditional clamshell package, an all-plastic container used extensively for gadgets and electronics, among many other everyday products. While clamshells boast tamper-resistant features and a clear view of the product, these containers are often more associated with their difficult-to-open design in which opening requires a pair of heavy-duty scissors, a strong grip, and a great deal of patience. As large retailers such as Wal-Mart and Amazon.com encourage manufacturers to abandon the clamshell package for a more eco-friendly and consumer-friendly alternative, there comes a need for a versatile, cost-effective and sustainable packaging solution.

Here, the clamshell is pitted against the new H-Loc trapped blister regarding safety.

How Safe Is Your Packaging?

The Clamshell: You probably wouldn’t expect a simple package to be dangerous, but the astonishing reality is that approximately 6,000 people are injured each year trying to open clamshell packages, according to government researchers. The clamshell may have extreme tamper-evident features, reducing in-store theft and product damage, but these features also make it difficult for the consumer to open the package after purchase. This leads to the need for knives and scissors to reach the product, as well as sharp plastic edges once opened, making the clamshell an unsafe package.

The H-Loc Trapped Blister: With a significant cutback in the use of plastic packaging, the H-Loc blister pack is a safe clamshell replacement that reduces injury and frustration caused by hard-to-open plastic. The H-Loc’s design involves a small amount of 100 percent recycled PET (rPET) to contain the product, combined with recycled corrugate paperboard for easier opening and more graphic space. While effective tamper-evident attributes still remain, the minimal plastic allows consumers to easily open the package and enjoy their purchase without suffering.

H-Loc, 1. Clamshell, 0.

Stay tuned for Round Two: Sustainability.

The H-Loc Trapped Blister is a sustainable packaging solution that combines eco-friendly innovation with cost-effective performance, providing products with attractive and protective packaging from assembly line to the customer’s hands.

Why Sustainable Packaging?

Today’s consumers have grown more aware of the great effects that packaging materials and designs can have on the environment. With this rising concern comes the increased need for sustainable packaging solutions that not only improve performance, but utilize renewable and recyclable materials and resources for a safer, healthier, greener future.

Why H-Loc Trapped Blister?

In sharp contrast to the traditional clamshell package’s all-plastic design, the H-Loc blister packaging reduces the use of plastic by containing the product in a minimal amount of 100 percent recycled PET (rPET) trapped between recycled corrugated paperboard. The H-Loc design eliminates the difficulty and frustration often associated with opening clamshell packaging, and also provides a greener packaging solution for consumers and businesses seeking to reduce their carbon footprint.

At the Heritage Sustainable Blog, we’ll explore the benefits of the H-Loc Trapped Blister, providing you with the information you need to make the right decision regarding sustainable packaging. It’s time to ask yourself how sustainable packaging can affect you, your business, your family and your future, and start living a greener lifestyle, one package at a time.