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About Brown box, green globe.

What really makes packaging sustainable?

First and foremost, sustainable packaging has to perform. For decades, brown boxes have been the best solution for protecting everything from delicate produce to electronics and appliances. And over the years, the design and structure of corrugated brown boxes has been scientifically improved to meet very specific needs for transporting products through the supply chain and safely into customers' hands. The brown box is strong, versatile, reliable and economical. There's a reason that more than 95% of all products in the U.S. are shipped in brown corrugated boxes, and that's because they have proven over time to economically perform all the tasks you require of great packaging.

The second part of being sustainable is all about the environment, and we realize that's where many people have concerns about the brown box. You've asked us questions like, "What about the use of trees? Why can't all our boxes be made from 100% recycled material? Doesn't the manufacturing process use a lot of natural resources?" These are all complex issues, and the answers aren't as simple as you might think. But when you take a closer look at all the facts, you'll see that choosing the brown box actually helps keep our U.S. forests vibrant, supports the use of carbon-neutral renewable energy and helps mitigate the effects of climate change. The brown box is a natural – for protecting products AND the planet.

Brown box, green globe answers your questions about sustainability head on and gives you the information you need to make smart choices for your packaging.