[GRRN] Packing system

John Lavery (mgpn@mb.sympatico.ca)
Wed, 20 Oct 1999 23:27:31 -0500

Hi everyone,

I had an e-mail from a manufacturing company that presently uses
corrugated cardboard as packaging material. They are considering buying
a piece of equipment that makes small, air filled plastic pillows to use
for packing. My details are a little sketchy, but they wanted
information about using systems like this. At first glance, I would
consider what type of plastic is used? is it recyclable? is it recycled?
how will it affect the waste stream of customers?

Does anyone have any experience with a system like this that makes
plastic air filled pillows? Any thoughts? Are there alternatives that
are preferable?

Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.


John Lavery
Manitoba Green Procurement Network Inc.
c/o NA325 Environmental Protection
Health Sciences Centre
820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9

(204) 787-2767 (phone)
(204) 787-4854 (fax)
(204) 793-4016 (cell - the best way to reach me!)