PALLITE®, an award-winning international designer and manufacturer of paper honeycomb board products from Northamptonshire, UK, has launched their new range of eco-friendly packaging – EcoLITE by PALLITE®. This new paper honeycomb based packaging helps businesses reduce their carbon footprint and eliminate single-use plastic. Made from 100% recycled materials and domestically recyclable after use, EcoLITE by PALLITE® offers a strong, lightweight, and cost-effective alternative to polystyrene (EPS) and foam packaging.
It’s estimated that 72% of plastic and polystyrene packaging is either sent to landfill after use or illegally dumped or littered each year. In addition, leading research suggests a staggering eight million tonnes of plastics leak into the ocean each year – the equivalent of dumping the contents of a lorryload of household waste into the water every minute. Many of these plastics do not biodegrade quickly and can take thousands of years to break down, harming wildlife and ecosystems in the process.
EcoLITE is just one of the solutions PALLITE® can offer customers who are unsure how to respond to sustainability-based legislation that will come into force over the coming months and years. More than 60 countries worldwide have introduced bans or levies to curb single-use plastic waste. In April 2022, the UK Government will introduce a tax on plastic packaging with less than 30% recycled content. It also plans to extend producer responsibility for disposal to ensure all plastic packaging is recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025. In addition, businesses within the EU will need to abide by the Single Use Plastic Directive when it comes into force in 2021.
Matthew Marks, Sustainability Manager at PALLITE®, commented, “Two-thirds of consumers cite environmentally-friendly, recyclable packaging as important to them. Studies show 3 in 4 people are willing to pay more for sustainable packaging – nearly a quarter of these are willing to pay 10% or[IH1] more. Businesses can no longer pay lip service to the environment; now, more than ever, we are being held to account by our customers for the effect our actions have on the world around us.”
PALLITE® have a talented in-house design team who can quickly and effectively create bespoke solutions to fit even the most oddly shaped products and boast quick lead times. As a result, EcoLITE has seen rapid growth in industries such as high-value and fragile goods, automotive and aerospace components, industrial parts and engineering, and electrical.
Available in a range of thicknesses, EcoLITE by PALLITE® can also be supplied as sets of pre-cut liners to suit standard size corrugate boxes, offering the ideal eco-shipper for fragile goods sold via e-commerce.