The Notbox Company is to launch its eco-friendly alternative to the cardboard box in North America.
Currently cardboard is used to ship 90% of all products in the US, however the company believes that reducing single use corrugated cardboard boxes is one of the fastest and most effective steps a manufacturer or supplier can take to reduce waste.
Notboxes are recyclable, multi-use storage and transportation boxes that fold flat when not in use and come in a range of sizes or bespoke designs. Compared to a single trip cardboard box, a Notbox will make 20 or more trips.
The company originally launched in Europe where it says it is currently working on projects to help clients achieve cost savings of over $10 million by removing cardboard from their supply chain and also removing over 15 million tonnes of CO2 emissions.
Thomas Hellmann, chairman and president of Notbox North America, said: “Reducing corrugated cardboard excess is one of the fastest and most effective steps a company can take to reduce waste and is high on the corporate agenda. We can demonstrate not only the environmental benefits of using Notboxes but also the cost advantages of switching to Notbox, especially for the supply chain sector where vast quantities of product are moving in cycles between distribution centers and retail stores.”