CarbFix: How an Icelandic Power Plant Traps CO2 in Rock

Here at FP International, we take an active interest in sustainability and protecting the environment. While we do what we can to minimize waste with eco-friendly void fill materials, landfills are only one contributor to a major issue: global warming. Where we trap air in layers of biodegradable* plastic, a power plant in [...]

  Here at FP International, we take an active interest in sustainability and protecting the environment. While we do what we can to minimize waste with eco-friendly void fill materials, landfills are only one contributor to a major issue: global warming. Where we trap air in layers of biodegradable* plastic, a power plant in Iceland is upping the ante trapping greenhouse gases into rock. But before we elaborate on that sorcery, let’s first take a look at the problem. CO2 emissions associated...
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AgriCULTURE: How Farm-to-Table Builds Strong Communi...

It's easy to dismiss the whole "Eat Fresh, Local, and Organic" craze as nothing more than a passing trend. Only hippies and health nuts are willing to pay extra just for a fancy green sticker on their food, right? With all this technology and mass, conventional farming techniques, why do the steps in between matter? If it tastes [...]

It’s easy to dismiss the whole “Eat Fresh, Local, and Organic” craze as nothing more than a passing trend. Only hippies and health nuts are willing to pay extra just for a fancy green sticker on their food, right? With all this technology and mass, conventional farming techniques, why do the steps in between matter? If it tastes good, why bother caring how it got that way? Well, agriculture is a little more complicated than just making edible food. You might have already heard of the...
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Saltwater Brewery and the Quest for Clean Oceans

When it comes to sustainable packaging, less is more. Of course, when you're cutting down on waste, a little creativity and imagination are needed to make it work. We've shared some pretty cool ideas other companies have come up with to minimize their carbon footprint. Today, however, we'll be talking about a Florida brewery that's been making some [...]

When it comes to sustainable packaging, less is more. Of course, when you’re cutting down on waste, a little creativity and imagination are needed to make it work. We’ve shared some pretty cool ideas other companies have come up with to minimize their carbon footprint. Today, however, we’ll be talking about a Florida brewery that’s been making some waves with its own eco-friendly packaging. Saltwater Brewery, much like other manufacturers of fine alcoholic beverages, has a commitment to producing a high quality product....
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People Powered: How To Become a Delivery Driver

It’s never been easier to get your foot in the door in the logistics sector. While juggernauts like UPS and FedEx seemed to have a monopoly on parcel delivery alongside the United States Postal Service, their time in the sun is slowly blotting out as start-ups encroach on their decades-old market share. Indeed, with a [...]

It’s never been easier to get your foot in the door in the logistics sector. While juggernauts like UPS and FedEx seemed to have a monopoly on parcel delivery alongside the United States Postal Service, their time in the sun is slowly blotting out as start-ups encroach on their decades-old market share. Indeed, with a few smartphone apps, registration, a car, and a good driving record, you can get started making your own rounds today. Like… right now, if you...
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Safe and Secure: The Importance of Void Fill

Hopefully by now you know what packaging is. You know, the container anything you buy usually comes in, especially if you order it online. But packaging isn’t just what’s around the outside of that new pair of shoes you bought in the store or those RAM sticks you ordered in bulk for your office’s IT [...]

Hopefully by now you know what packaging is. You know, the container anything you buy usually comes in, especially if you order it online. But packaging isn’t just what’s around the outside of that new pair of shoes you bought in the store or those RAM sticks you ordered in bulk for your office’s IT department. Most of the time, it’s not just air in that box alongside your new stuff, whatever that may be. That’s where void fill comes...
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From Amphorae to Agar: On the Innovation of Packaging

Living in this advanced age of technology and convenience, it’s hard to imagine life without some of its modern comforts. To think there was once a time without the Internet or smartphones, automatic transmission, or on-demand television streaming; there wasn’t always regular mail delivery, refrigeration, indoor plumbing, passenger airplanes, or unlimited data plans. But since humanity’s humble [...]

 

Living in this advanced age of technology and convenience, it’s hard to imagine life without some of its modern comforts. To think there was once a time without the Internet or smartphones, automatic transmission, or on-demand television streaming; there wasn’t always regular mail delivery, refrigeration, indoor plumbing, passenger airplanes, or unlimited data plans. But since humanity’s humble beginnings, few technologies have stood the test of time, reimagined and repurposed with each generation. Indeed, I’m talking about packaging. When you hear the word packaging,...
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How High Pressure Processing is Innovating Food Pack...

Air pressure: an invisible force that plays a subtle yet significant role in our everyday lives. Some easy examples are the pressure in your car’s tires or storm system ruining your weekend plans. Heck, our own bodies are balanced against the ambient air pressure so we don’t just explode or collapse in on ourselves. Just think of how [...]

Air pressure: an invisible force that plays a subtle yet significant role in our everyday lives. Some easy examples are the pressure in your car’s tires or storm system ruining your weekend plans. Heck, our own bodies are balanced against the ambient air pressure so we don’t just explode or collapse in on ourselves. Just think of how spider crabs feel when they’re pulled out of the water. One application of pressure people don’t often think about, however, is its role in food...
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10 Cool Sustainable Packaging Concepts

Sometimes great logistics are less about getting your products to your customers and more about what you wrap your products in. While the old adage about not judging books on their covers may be true when it comes to literature or a house with poorly maintained siding, the same can’t be said about bland packaging. [...]

Sometimes great logistics are less about getting your products to your customers and more about what you wrap your products in. While the old adage about not judging books on their covers may be true when it comes to literature or a house with poorly maintained siding, the same can’t be said about bland packaging. In fact, now more than ever, retailers big and small have been taking the opportunity to transform their packaging into creative brand statements while cutting...
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