A little miracle of eco-packaging with BIG world impact.
The END of plastics for Shipping and Packing
Twists use the ENDS of recycled Paper Rolls that would otherwise be dumped in a landfill. The paper is TWISTED and CUT to form an eco-friendly filler that replaces plastics.
The harder Twists are pushed, the harder they push back, leveraging the natural tensile strength of wood fibres. This protects fragile valuables in packaging, greatly reducing product loss or damage. Like a nest, they lock together to gently hold an item in the center of the packing material.
Eliminating harmful polystyrene products that pollute our land and seas is essential. Doing so with a stronger, safer and cheaper fill is a major win.
This is BIG news for our planet & future.
A filler material that meets or beats the cost of polystyrene.
Our Mission: Replace polystyrene packing materials and fillers with a bio-degradable substitute made from recycled paper – Twists.
electricity for electronics
Durable and versatile.
Let your Twists live again!
and returns to the original shape
Locks in Place
Protect fragile items
Supports heavy items
Buy a box or a bag of Twists today!
4″ Recycled Kraft Paper
locks in place to provide better protection – no shifting
great for heavy items
perfect for fragile items
eliminate plastics for shipping
customers appreciate eco-friendly
ship just about anything
meets and beats the cost of polystyrene packing materials
2″ Recycled White Paper
soft for delicate objects
smaller for intricate shapes
locks to prevent shifting
designed to cushion
perfect for shipping crafts, artwork, glass, pottery and electronics
Why do Twists work so well?
Density – offering superior protection against shock and vibration
Shape Memory – like a spring, Twists push back when a force is applied
Locking – the unique shape locks Twists together to create a self-supporting system
Most packing peanuts are made from a material called Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) or Plastic Foam, commonly referred to as “Styrofoam”. EPS is a material that takes between 500 & 1,000,000 years to biodegrade, and 2.3 million tons of it ends up in our landfills per year. 30% of landfill space worldwide is occupied by EPS, a large part of this is because only 1% of all plastic foam is currently recycled due to costs & the condition of the foam (can’t be recycled if it isn’t very clean). Packing peanuts are very lightweight and are easily blown into nearby bodies of water and nature where it will exist “forever”.
Currently 40% of all plastic products is packaging, used just one and then discarded. If we could reduce the amount of plastic foam being used as filler by switching to Twists we could make a massive dent in the 14 million US tons of polystyrene produced each year.
Twists are made from recycled paper, and are recyclable themselves. When left outside Twists will biodegrade within 2-5 months, and if blown into water Twists will decompose within 30 days. The difference in the effects of wildlife eating Plastic Foam vs Paper is monumental with Paper causing far fewer casualties.
From heavy industrial to light and delicate applications Twists are much denser than conventional plastic, foam and air pillows. Twists do not deteriorate or deflate and can be reused multiple times or discarded with no environmental impact.
Using Twists saves time and money. You don’t need to wrap objects with extra filler like bubble wrap as Twists work just fine without it. Your customers will appreciate that your company is part of the wave to embrace protecting the environment as part of your corporate social responsibility. Ship and forget about damage in transit or disposal issues at the destination point that may inconvenience your customers.
Yes, special equipment is not needed or long-term service contract required. Ideal for seasonal and low volume businesses that want professional results without overspending. Using Twist reduces labour and preparation time as a little goes a long way filling voids and areas in need of extra bracing.
Create packing material as you need it!
Our Green Machine is easy to integrate into your existing line. Contact us for more information on buying or leasing a Green Machine!