Cardboard is easily recycled and very few companies would even consider not recycling their cardboard waste. But when you are loading your cardboard bins or topping up the baler, have you ever wondered what happens to the packaging tape that is stuck all over the boxes? Does it just disappear into the maw of the recycling plant? Does it gum up the works of the recycling machinery? How do they get rid of the tape? Does some poor worker have the painful job of peeling it all off?
The facts are that packaging tape is not recyclable and it has to be removed. The recycling plants have a range of mechanical methods for doing this, but the end result is always the same – a mass of plastic waste which all ends up in landfill. The tape then gradually breaks down over many years and releases harmful toxins into the soil.
The answer is to use paper tape, and this is growing rapidly in popularity. The problem with most paper tapes, however, is that they require water to activate them. This requires a special dispensing unit to be installed at every packing station to dispense lengths of tape. This is a slow and inconvenient process.
Allpack have the solution – welcome to Boxbond™ a self-adhesive paper tape mounted on a normal style tape dispenser. Boxbond™ has all the eco-friendly advantages of a paper tape with the mobility of a traditional tape dispenser. The tape gun can be taken anywhere and used to seal boxes that are then fully recyclable, resulting in no plastic ending up in landfill and removing the headache for the recycler.
Every company that truly cares about its impact on the environment will want to add Boxbond™ to their line-up of environmentally friendly packaging solutions.
Features and Benefits
No plastic, environment friendly
Only one strip required, less wastage
Hot melt adhesive
No messy water activation
Unique hand held dispenser
Faster packing than applying by hand
Moulded Handle with Rubber Grip
Comfortable to hold and use repeatedly throughout a shift
Strong Metal Blade
Cut through Paper without getting blunt
Safer to use than a traditional dispenser as the blade is hidden when not in use