As the e-fulfillment industry continues to grow rapidly, there is increased urgency to minimize package waste that might end up in landfills or oceans. Now more than ever consumers request that brands they purchase have strong sustainability values and aggressive sustainable packaging targets. There’s no single answer, but by tapping into our 50+ technology platforms and closely collaborating with our customers, 3M is helping find solutions. Take a look at the impact that sustainable shipping materials can make on our world:
At 3M we know that science is just science until you apply it to change the world, and we're committed to delivering a more sustainable world for all. Our ambition is to grow our business by collaborating to help solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges. Through partnerships and inventive products, everyone at 3M is focused on improving lives to make the world we live in a better place.
Solutions that begin and end with the earth in mind
From packaging tapes that enable the use of highly recycled corrugate boxes to biobased packaging materials - our sustainable packaging solutions help meet consumer demand for packaging materials that help minimize the impact to our planet.
A mailer is critical to get your product to the customer intact. Your customer doesn’t want it after that… but does want options that help minimize the impact on the planet. We’ve applied 3M Science to come-up with our first, in a growing line of packaging materials that can be used in making mailers for eCommerce fulfillment, as well as many other applications that are still to be discovered.
Scotch® Biobased Fabric Mailer Material 3520 is a durable, water-resistant, unpadded material that is printable, heat-weldable and sealable for use in bagging machines
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1 165 billion packages shipped in the U.S. via USPS, FedEx, UPS
2 32 million tons of packaging materials end up in landfills each year
3 77% of businesses say their sustainability approaches increase customer loyalty
4 59% of customers would pay more for ecofriendly packaging