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Katermaster weighs in on reducing packaging waste

With sustainability being a growing focus, Katermaster is looking for ways to reduce the impact of their products on the environment.

Katermaster said that avoidance and reduction of waste production is the key. NitraOne gives its users the opportunity to reduce their glove packaging waste without compromising either glove quality or food safety.

Image from http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au.

Katermaster has packaged it’s NitraOne range efficiently to hold 3,000 gloves per carton, instead of the standard glove packaging of 1,000 per carton.

This small change can make a big difference. For example:

The average weight of packaging for gloves is around 500g per carton (0.0005 of a tonne).

Therefore, if your annual usage is 2 million gloves per year, this equates to 2,000 cartons of gloves in their standard packaging, and approximately 1 tonne of paper/packaging waste.

In comparison, if you used 2 million NitraOne gloves, this would equate to only 667 cartons, and 1/3 of a tonne of paper/packaging waste.

What does this mean for the environment?

Some facts from Clean Up Australia help us understand the impact of paper production on the environment.

  • 1 tonne of paper requires approximately 20 full grown trees.
  • 1 tonne of paper uses approximately 90,000 litres of precious water in production.
  • And 1 tonne of paper emits approximately 1.46 tonnes of greenhouse gases from production.

Want to reduce your glove packaging waste?

Click here for a free NitraOne sample, click HERE.

Sources: https://www.cleanup.org.au/PDF/au/cua_paperandcardboard_fact_sheet_final...
http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/your-environment/recycling-and-reuse/warr-strategy/the-waste-hierarchy

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