Committed to Sustainable Packaging
The BoxMaker is committed to using sustainable packaging materials, processes, and environmentally conscious suppliers when producing top quality packaging products for your business.
We are mindful of our impact on the planet. We proudly purchase materials and supplies from sustainable sources whenever possible and have continuous improvement programs in place to maximize our sustainable manufacturing practices.
Our Corrugated Materials
Corrugated material is made predominantly from trees and is renewably sourced. An estimated 93% is recovered and recycled to make new boxes and other paper products, making corrugated the most recovered packaging material in use today.
The BoxMaker sources corrugated materials from SFI® Certified suppliers in North America. Whenever possible, we source from local mills with the highest available post-consumer recycled content (up to 65%). In addition, 100% recycled corrugated materials in select kraft grades are available upon request.
Our HP PageWide C500 Presses use True Water-Based Inks that are food-compliant. These inks are appropriate for both primary and secondary food packaging applications without the need for an additional barrier. HP True Water-Based Inks meet stringent global food safety regulations, including Nestlé guidance and Swiss Ordinance, and are fully recyclable.
Except for white and metallic inks, our inks for flexography printing are also water-based, water-soluble, and do not use any heavy metals.
The inks used in our HP HDR presses and our HP Indigo narrow web presses boast a leading compliance profile. HP HDR inks are UL Greenguard Gold Certified, one of the world's most stringent chemical emission standards. These inks also meet AgBB Compliance standards, pass the EN 1230-1 ISO Referenced Odor Test, and are de-inkable and recyclable as certified by PTS Munich. It is important to note that UV inks are unsuitable for food-grade applications.
Foam and Protective Packaging
Foam is a highly recyclable material. Our polyethylene foam materials contain a minimum of 65% recycled content.
The BoxMaker participates in a foam recycling program. Our foam material waste, including polyethylene and polyurethane, ends right back in the supply stream to be recycled or reground and reused.
Practices and Plant
The BoxMaker owns and operates manufacturing plants in Seattle, Washington, and Lowell, Arkansas, allowing us complete control of the production environment. We warehouse almost all packaging materials on our manufacturing floor, eliminating truck transportation to reduce our carbon footprint. Additionally, motion sensors control the energy-efficient lighting throughout our plants to save electricity.
Our ability to print in exact quantities at our digital production centers eliminates waste by avoiding the production of extra units. Additionally, quality is consistent from the first box or label to the last, significantly reducing material waste during machine setup and calibration. No print plates and reduced use of cutting dies further reduces the use of raw materials, warehousing, and tooling disposal.
100% of corrugated fall off (waste) in our plants is baled and recycled through the paper mill system.
The BoxMaker chooses packaging manufacturing and distribution partners whose offerings complement our sustainability efforts, such as Pregis® Corporation. As a Pregis Platinum Partner, The BoxMaker was awarded the Pregis Preserve and Pregis Inspyre awards in recognition of our positive impact on the planet through the distribution of Pregis products.
The BoxMaker coworkers care deeply about the environment and the impact that we all have on the planet. Our team has organized several events over the years to help clean up the communities in which we do business.