All posts tagged: packaging

Once Isn’t Enough – Let’s Start a Packing Materials Movement

There’s been something bugging me for some time, and I have waffled like a politician at election time.  The hot-button issue?  Re-using packing materials. I get packages all the time.  Most of the time, I break them down and put them in the recycle bin. I’m no expert, but doesn’t recycling boxes involve shredding and mushing them to paper pulp before turning them into into new boxes (or other paper products?)  That seems like a lot of energy.  And water. I do a lot of shipping.  Shipping that requires double boxing to protect reclaimed glass art.  Does it really make sense that I reuse glass to make art but I do not reuse boxes for shipping? The answer seems obvious until you consider that many customers (and even retailers) are put off by artists who send their works in used boxes.  I’ve heard it called, “tacky.” (Insert nasally voice.) I finally realized a shipping label could solve my dilemma.   I thought a quick Google search would turn up something suitable, but no.  Nothing.  Is it possible I’m the first person that …