How going green saves green
Here at CJK Thermoforming Solutions, we know how important the environment is. That is why we have vertically integrated the 7 R’s for Sustainable packaging into our organization. Starting with the design straight through delivery, CJK’s approach is not only environmentally friendly but can also save you the other green in the long run.
Green is not a trend – it’s a way of life!
Reduced components = Green
CJK Engineers start right at the design stage, by working to remove unnecessary materials from pre-existing projects and to eliminate the need for additional packaging on new projects, through innovative design.
Lighter weights = Green
The CJK design team works to maximize your goals with the smallest footprint possible. Our CAD/CAM systems gives us the ability to design robust products using minimum material thicknesses. This reduces the overall weight, which reduces material & freight costs.
Reusing vs. Buying = Green
We can design trays holding multiple pieces for manufacturing and shipping that are both stackable and nest able. These trays can be used over and over again requiring only a minimal amount of floor space. Our Clamshells can also be used as a storage device by the end user.
Low cost, high availability of Recycled Materials = Green
All of the products that we design have a Recycling code molded directly into the product. We also buy recycled raw materials to be used in the manufacture of new products whenever possible. Additionally CJK is committed to recycling plastics, pallets, paper and corrugated boxes within our own organization.
Renewable Resources = Green
CJK is constantly evaluating sustainable renewable bio plastics as they become available in the marketplace. We will continue to test these materials and develop new design applications in the future.
Green = Green
Our internal philosophy of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, has kept CJK Thermoforming Solutions competitive in the market place for over 15 years. This is why we can call our selves the “ lowest cost to market ~ trusted solutions provider” Place your next project with CJK and we will show you how:
Knowledge = Green
CJK Thermoforming Solutions is committed to researching Green initiatives because our goal is to become a “Clean, Green & Lean Organization”. We firmly believe that doing what is good for the environment can actually reduce costs to businesses in the long run.
Here is a good place to start, below you will find the definition of sustainable packaging, as written by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition a project of GreenBlue.
Definition of Sustainable Packaging:
The criteria presented here blend broad sustainability objectives with business considerations and strategies that address the environmental concerns related to the life cycle of packaging. These criteria relate to the activities of our membership and define the areas in which we actively seek to encourage transformation, innovation and optimization. We believe that by successfully addressing these criteria, packaging can be transformed into a cradle to cradle flow of packaging materials in a system that is economically robust and provides benefit throughout its life cycle – a sustainable packaging system.
- Is beneficial, safe & healthy for individuals and communities throughout its life cycle.
- Meets market criteria for performance and cost.
- Is sourced, manufactured, transported, and recycled using renewable energy.
- Maximizes the use of renewable or recycled source materials.
- Is manufactured using clean production technologies and best practices.
- Is made from materials healthy in all probable end-of-life scenarios.
- Is physically designed to optimize materials and energy.
- Is effectively recovered and utilized in biological and/or industrial cradle to cradle cycles.