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The following resources are intended to help you find innovative "waste wise" packaging. Inclusion on this Web site does not imply an endorsement by King County or any of its agencies.

General packaging needs
Paper wraps & pads
Loosefill
Paper-based dunnage
Inflatable Dunnage
Suspension packaging
Reusable plastic pallets & containers
Corrugated pallets
Pallet wrap alternative
Food industry products
"Waste Wise" packaging resources
State & federal programs
Other programs

General packaging needs

Leisure Time Packaging – specializes in designing and distributing recycled-content paper and plastic bags and boxes for retailers.

http://www.earthpack.com external link
1601 Monrovia Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Telephone: 949-574-8940 or 800-676-2247 | Fax: 800-926-0037
E-mail: info@earthpack.com

Paper wraps and pads

The Deltapaper Corporation – natural kraft and other recycled paper packaging for wrapping merchandise or food, and for cushioning, void fill, interleaving, liners, stuffing and bundling.

http://www.deltapaper.com external link
6400 Bristol Pike
Levittown, PA 19057
Telephone: 215-547-6000 | Fax: 215-949-4610

Loosefill

Eco-Foam – biodegradable, starch-based, loosefill packaging material.

http://www.eco-foam.com external link
Marketing Communications
National Starch and Chemical Company
10 Finderne Ave.
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-3300
Telephone: 1-800-797-4992 | Fax: 1-609-409-5699
E-mail: nscinquiry@salessupport.com

FP International – manufacturer of a variety of interior cushioning products and loosefill made from 100% recycled polystyrene, as well as a starch-based loosefill.

http://www.fpintl.com external link
Corporate Headquarters
1090 Mills Way
Redwood City, CA 94063-3120
Telephone: 650-261-5300 or 800-866-9946 | Fax: (650) 361-1713

Sylvacurl – natural packaging, packing and shipping supplies, gift basket fillers, and craft supplies made from wood curls, a by-product of existing industries.

http://www.sylvacurl.com external link
Eastview Enterprises, Inc.
1000 Porter Brook Road
East Hardwick, VT 05836
Telephone: 800-472-2032 | Fax: 802-472-9167
E-mail: lovinsky@sylvacurl.com

Paper-based dunnage

RanPak and Padpak – a paper-based dunnage system for in-the-box packaging. Uses include cushioning, block and brace, wrap, and void fill.

http://www.ranpak.com external link
P.O. Box 8004
Painesville, OH 44077-8004
Telephone: 440-354-4445 or 1-800-RANPAK7 | Fax: 440-639-2199
E-mail: inquiries@ranpak.com

The Martisco Paper Co., Inc. – bogus and recycled kraft paper for packaging and product protection; gray bogus paper used for wrapping, interleaving, voidfill and stuffing/dunnage.

http://www.martisco.com external link
4747 Route 174, P.O. Box 198
Marcellus, NY 13108-0198
Telephone: 315-673-2071 | Fax: 315-673-4963
Email: info@martisco.com

Inflatable dunnage

Flo-Pak Cell-O – an air-cushion packaging system that uses small air-filled pillows as dunnage.

http://www.fpintl.com/cell-o-air-cushion.aspx external link
Corporate Headquarters
1090 Mills Way
Redwood City, CA 94063-3120
Telephone: 650-261-5300 or 800-866-9946 | Fax: 650-361-1713

Bubbla – on-demand, air-filled wrapping and packaging.

http://www.bubbla.com external link
Bubbla, Inc.
7931 Deering Ave.
Canoga Park, CA 91304
Telephone: 877-4-BUBBLA | Fax: 818-884-2164
E-mail: sales@bubbla.com

Suspension packaging

Sealed Air – Korrvu suspension packaging combines plastic sheeting and corrugated forms to suspend products inside boxes.

https://sealedair.com/product-care-solutions/cushioning-solutions/suspension-retention/korrvu external link
Park 80 East
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
Telephone: 800-648-9093 or 201-791-7600 | Fax: 201-712-7019
E-mail: ppd.mkt@sealedair.com

Reusable plastic pallets & containers

Nelson Company – Reusable plastic pallets

http://www.nelsoncompany.com/usedpalletsinventory.html external link

Robinson Industries – Reusable plastic pallets

http://www.robinsonind.com/reusable_plastic_pallets.htm external link

Reusable Transport Packaging – Plastic pallets and skids

http://reusabletranspack.com/templates/pallets.html external link

Rehrig Pacific Company – Reusable shipping equipment

http://www.rehrigpacific.com/ external link

Corrugated pallets

EPA – list of manufacturers and suppliers of pallets containing recovered materials.

https://www.epa.gov/smm/comprehensive-procurement-guidelines-miscellaneous-products#07 external link

Pallet wrap alternative

3M Stretchable Tape – an effective alternative to covering entire pallets with stretch wrap; also provides waste reducing packing list envelopes and carry handles.

www.3m.com/packaging external link for general packaging information or visit the 3M Stretchable Tape product page external link .

Lock 'n' Pop – an adhesive system for securing boxes to each other so they remain stable on a pallet but are simple to break apart upon receipt; first they lock, then they pop.

www.locknpop.com external link
20508 56th Ave. W., Suite A
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Telephone: 425-347-3600 or 800-225-3009
E-mail: customer.service@locknpop.com

Food industry products

EarthShell – Biodegradable food packaging.

http://www.earthshell.com/ external link
6740 Cortona Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Telephone: 805-571-8232 | Fax: 805-571-8292
E-mail: investor@earthshell.com

Nat-Ur – manufactures biodegradable cutlery, cups and plates.

http://www.nat-ur.com/ external link
5155 W. Rosecrans Ave., Suite 1116
Los Angeles, CA 90250
Telephone: 310-491-3465 | Fax: 310-491-3388
E-mail: info@NAT-UR.com

"Waste wise" packaging resources

IOPP – The Institute for Packaging Professionals is the leading organization for professional working in the packaging industry.

http://www.iopp.org external link
1601 N. Bond St., Suite 101
Naperville, IL 60563
Telephone: 630-544-5050 | Fax: 630-544-5055
E-mail: info@iopp.org

Packaging Digest – Another excellent trade journal featuring technology and innovations in packaging.

http://www.packagingdigest.com external link
Packaging Digest
Reed Business Information
2000 Clearwater Drive
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Telephone: 630-288-8000 | Fax 630-288-8750
packagingdigest@reedbusiness.com

State & federal programs

EPA – The Waste Reduction Resource Center is a joint effort with EPA Region 3 and P2 (a pollution prevention organization). The Industry Sectors section connects to nationally available articles.

http://wrrc.p2pays.org/ external link
WRRC
1639 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1639
Telephone: 919-715-6531 or 800-476-8686 | Fax: 919-715-1612

California – California's Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) website is one of the best sites on packaging. It has general information, case studies, information on manufactures, associations and more.

http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/Packaging/ external link

Minnesota – The state of Minnesota's environmental website offers great information on improving efficiency in transport packaging, including excellent guidebooks for download.

http://www.moea.state.mn.us/berc/transpack.cfm external link

Other programs

Business and the Environment – The Business and the Environment (BATE) Program of Business for Social Responsibility facilitates information sharing about innovative environmental supply chain management initiatives. Recent BATE studies include "Greening the Supply Chain: Benchmarking Leadership Company Efforts to Improve Environmental Performance in the Supply Chain."

http://www.bsr.org external link

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