Eco Packaging, Ecological Packaging - Esko

Get started with eco packaging: right sizing, case design & pallet layout

The prospect of designing and using eco packaging may be daunting for a lot of companies. However, small steps have a big impact.

Cape Pack is used by companies all over the world to maximize their packaging process.

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Ecological packaging

Producing ecological packaging

Eco packaging or sustainable packaging depends on much more that the choice of materials. Brands are looking at a wide range of parameters to produce ecological packaging.

  • Material usage: reduced packaging, reduced product to packaging ratio, reduce the volume…
  • Optimization of transportation throughout the complete life cycle: product and cube rightsizing, pallet and shipper designs…
  • Efficient (even renewable) energy use
  • Optimal recyclability of the packaging, with extra attention to biodegradable materials

Esko Cape software helps brands all over the world optimize the size of their product, the design of the primary and secondary packaging, the pallet layout and the way the shipping containers are filled.


Eco packaging

Choosing for ecological packaging

Use Esko Cape software to

  • Create eco packaging
  • Improve space utilization
  • Reduce transportation and shipping costs
  • Reduce your company’s carbon footprint

By optimizing packaging and shipper design and by improving the amount of products that fit in a truck or container, you can make real headway in shipping and packaging sustainability.


Ecological packaging with Cape Pack

Optimize packaging, pallets and shippers

Cape Pack is a modular suite of programs that help determine the best product size, case count, case size and pallet load.

Cape Pack helps improve pallet utilization and load stability. It allows you to work out optimum case sizes, better product arrangements in the case and get more product on a pallet. You can even design better size products so you can fit more in the case, on the store shelf, and get more product on a pallet

Sustainable shipping

Shipping or transporting empty space doesn’t make sense. Cape Truckfill container loading software helps you plan, edit, print and maintain multi-product load plans. Optimize all your shipping containers and stop wasting time manually calculating how many products can be loaded on your containers and trucks.


Sam's Club

Eco packaging: a case study

Using Cape Pack software, American retail warehouse club ‘Sam’s Club’ optimized its packaging and pallet layout. The results speak for themselves:

  • The new, improved, package uses 78% less material by weight
  • It uses 66% less corrugate or 778 less trees (114 tons) per 1000 pallets of product
  • The new design saves 933 million BTU’s per 1000 pallets
  • Saves 184,943 lbs (83888.73kg)  of CO2 per 1000 pallets
  • Saves 465,281 gallons (1761,28 m³) of waste water per 1000 pallets
  • Saves 51,670 lbs (23437,11kg) of solid waste per 1000 pallets
  • The new package offers 32% reduction of fossil fuel consumption & GHG emissions over the old package

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Esko is member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition® (SPC) is an industry working group dedicated to a more robust environmental vision for packaging. Esko shares the vision of the SPC and incorporates ecological packaging solutions throughout the Esko portfolio.

www.sustainablepackaging.org