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What is Sustainability?

10/3/23


Sustainability

Our collective survival and overall welfare are intricately linked to the health of our natural surroundings, whether through direct or indirect means. The pursuit of sustainability entails establishing and upholding the circumstances in which both human beings and the natural world can coexist harmoniously and productively, with a view to supporting not only the current generation but also those to come in the future.


Leading returnable liquid packaging provider, Black Forest Companies, has realigned its focus on sustainability. Our reusable containers, both stainless steel and plastic collapsible bins are environmentally friendly.

Black Forest is getting the word out to the marketplace on the importance of reusable containers and sustainability. With our markets covering industrial, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, cosmetic, coatings & paints and specialty chemical: it is our duty as a supplier to inform customers of the benefits in reusable containers not only for the environment but for their bottom line.

Stainless steel Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) are the environmentally correct response:

  • Generate less waste - returnable IBCs eliminate the disposal of pallets and drums.
  • Safe energy - fewer containers = lower freight costs
  • More efficient- IBCs fill faster than drums reducing overall operating costs.
  • Recyclable - IBCs can be fully recovered and reprocessed into other useful products at the end of their service life.

Reusable Collapsible bins benefit the environment:

  • Minimizes the use of packaging materials compared to single-trip non-foldable system.
  • Reduces the packaging cost per trip compared to one-way solutions.
  • Improves safety and labor: single operator to open and collapse, install bag
  • The bag-in-bin system is reusable and recyclable - Sustainability focused
  • Dimensions of standard IBC for more efficient outbound shipping

If you cannot use stainless steel, make sure your plastic is reusable.

Reusable Stainless Steel IBCs and Plastic Collapsible Bins not only benefit the environment, but also helps your company's bottom line by reducing:

  • Product loss and waste
  • Overall packaging costs
  • Potential tax benefits (increasing) improved cash flow

For over 25 years the Black Forest Companies have been working to promote and ensure the use of reusable packaging to invest in a greener world for future generations. Not only is reusable packaging good for the environment but it's even better for your bottom line. Black Forest is committed to focusing on removing single use containers from the marketplace while protecting the environment. Talk to us about your returns on packaging to improve the returns to your bottom line!