Take moment to think about how you would feel if you found out your brand-new flat-screen tv had been broken during shipping. Disappointing, right? Well, the tech industry knows how much of a problem this would be for sales, so they make sure their products are well protected. Layer after layer of cardboard, air pillows and Styrofoam means the product is being protected, but not the environment. There is a solution to over packaging, a solution offered by Belley that not only protects but also sells the product.
To begin, one of the reasons why products such as computers and televisions are over-packaged is because there are few packaging companies capable of customizing a box to fit and protect individual objects. Instead, many electronics manufacturers tend to ship products of different sizes in generic packaging to save on costs. If the product happens to be relatively small in size compared to the box, the company can compensate with cushioning material (e.g. air pouches and Styrofoam) that is often disposed of incorrectly, either in the trash (despite its recyclability) or as litter. In 2020, over 1.38 billion smartphones were sold worldwide, each with their individual packaging (Statista). This means that an even larger amount of boxes have been used to protect these electronic devices. Why not create custom boxes according to the exact dimensions of your product instead of over-packaging each device?
Additionally, the lack of recyclable material used in boxes for the tech industry is unforgiving to the environment. Although air pouches and styrofoam are technically recyclable, they require more energy to recycle and they are not biodegradable. On the other hand, cardboard is one of the easiest materials to recycle and, in most cases, is biodegradable. The environmental consequences brought on by over-packaging can be minimized with efforts like those of Belley. Belley believes that especially in today’s world, environmentally friendly packaging is a must, not just an advantage.
Lastly, despite the fact that we like our electronic products and all other purchases to be in perfect condition, over-packaging implicates far too many disadvantages. Instead, opt for a customized box designed to protect your product with less material. In addition, recyclable and recycled material drastically improve the sustainability of our consumer society. Fortunately, our ideal solution – a custom-made box from recycled material – is one of the many advantages Belley has to offer. See our Custom-Made for You and Structural Conception pages to grasp just how Belley can be the solution to your company’s needs!