Establishing a sustainable packing solution, benefiting our future.
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It’s pretty simple – we’re trying to save the world. How does Twists play a part in that? We’re replacing Plastic Foam.
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.
Made from recycled Kraft paper, Twists’ unique twisted shape interlock to form a protective barrier against migration and shock.
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.