Joining in 2015, Heritage Envelopes is one of FTA’s international members from the United Kingdom and is based in Blackburn, Lancashire. Although the idea of PackMail was born several years ago, it was just last year that Heritage had earned an honorable mention for this very same solution at the 2017 Sustainable Excellence Awards in Phoenix, AZ.
PackMail is “boxless” packaging for shipping and storing envelopes to mail inserting companies by bounding product between two rigid cardboard ends with film wrap. This design keeps envelopes flat and safe from damage, reduces the environmental footprint, cuts-back on the amount of waste from packaging, storing, handling, and lowers transportation, CO2 output and fuel consumption.
Already, approximately 750 million envelopes have shipped using this new solution in the UK, and Heritage plans to increase production by 50% in 2018. Expansion into new territory like the US is already in the works. It is currently sourcing engineering and packaging materials partners in the US to keep the environmental footprint to a minimum, while supporting the American manufacturing industry.
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