Corrugated Packaging: Reliable, Recyclable, Responsible
The corrugated packaging industry has made a serious commitment to sustainability. According to The American Forest & Paper Association, “the recycling rate for old corrugated containers (OCC) in 2019 was 92.0 percent.” While the Green Initiative in our industry has a 100% recyclable goal and manufacturers, like Rusken, are striving to make this happen, corrugated remains the most environmentally responsible choice by a large margin. Corrugated boxes are often produced without the use of dyes and bleaches harmful to our environment and can be reused in various ways during their life cycle.
Additionally, our industry has seen an increase in demand from consumers for reusable, eco-friendly packaging materials. In fact, a recent study from Recycling Magazine and Boston Consulting Group found that 74% of consumers are likely to be influenced by eco-friendly packaging, and even willing to pay more for sustainable packaging options. The corrugated industry has responded, putting greater emphasis on limiting waste in all aspects of its operations, and producing more eco-friendly and recyclable products.
Proud to be a part of this industry, we strive to be on the forefront of the Green Initiative. Across operations, our commitment to sustainability includes:
- Collecting, bailing, and shipping out all corrugated scrap materials and unused boxes in our manufacturing facilities for reuse back into the supply chain
- Optimal packaging design that limits waste and use of non-recyclable materials
- Wastewater treatment at several of our manufacturing facilities that removes any contaminants for reuse back into the water cycle
As we work to do our part & continually improve, we invite you, as a consumer, to reuse or recycle your corrugated boxes to further support the sustainability efforts of our industry. Choose corrugated for the most environmentally friendly, reliable packaging option.
About Rusken: Rusken is a dynamic, modern integrated packaging company with locations throughout the Southeast United States. With thirteen (13) facilities in seven (7) states, Rusken is a forward-looking regional organization. Headquartered in Cullman, Alabama, Rusken has experienced exponential growth over the last decade. This success is driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, focus on family-based values and a commitment to a truly remarkable customer experience. From standard corrugated boxes to highly customized packaging solutions that require robust design-work, colorful printing and hand finishing, the good people behind the Rusken name are passionate about quality, delivery and customer smiles.