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Earth911 Podcast: Atlantic Packaging’s Wes Carter on Making Commerce Sustainable

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Wes Carter, president of Atlantic Packaging, a Wilmington, N.C.-based maker of sustainable bins, delivery options, recyclable mailers, and six-pack carriers, explains the complicated provide chains that feed our life-style. Atlantic Packaging is working to cut back its environmental affect and waste at each step between a producer and the house. Take heed to this wide-ranging dialog to listen to how the adoption of sustainable sources of fiber in packaging and six-pack rings make these conventional sources of landfilled waste biodegrade in months as a substitute of the centuries plastic takes.

Wes Carter, president of Atlantic Packaging
Wes Carter, president of Atlantic Packaging, is our visitor on Sustainability in Your Ear.

We additionally talk about simplifying the vary of supplies utilized in packaging and prolonged producer duty packages. Enhancements in recycling assortment and the rising use of “right-sized” packaging can get rid of a lot of the waste created by residence deliveries. Wes additionally shares Atlantic Packaging’s evaluation of how plastic movies are used within the provide chain. He means that movies scale back the necessity for paper and different packaging. Constructing on Wes’ ardour for browsing, the corporate is lately launched the A New Earth Project, a video sequence designed to assist finish ocean plastic air pollution, with a worldwide group of surfers and environmentalists. You’ll be able to study extra about Atlantic Packaging at atlanticpkg.com.

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