Georgia-Pacific opens two new facilities to manufacture recyclable padded envelopes for e-commerce
ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Georgia-Pacific today announced the official opening of new facilities in McDonough, Georgia, and Jonestown, Pennsylvania, to produce an innovative recyclable paper padded envelope. Combined with the recently added manufacturing capacity of a third production line at the company’s Phoenix-area facility, Georgia-Pacific has increased its production of recyclable mail by 350% to help meet growing demand. more sustainable e-commerce packaging options.
GP has been supplying the recyclable envelopes to Amazon since 2020 and will now have sufficient capacity to serve other e-commerce customers looking for a cost-effective alternative to plastic envelopes or boxes. GP mailers offer protection in a lightweight, flexible design, helping shippers save money on freight. Shippers are also designed to be easy to pack, which can improve warehouse efficiency.
“We are excited about the opportunity to provide additional customers with a sustainable and competitively priced packaging option,” said Adam Ganz, vice president of business development at Georgia-Pacific, who leads the shipping business. . “Consumer demand for sustainable packaging continues to grow, and brands and retailers are looking for ways to meet this demand without sacrificing strength and performance. Our recyclable envelope is a proven solution that exceeds the expectations of consumers and online retailers.
In addition to expanding its production capacity, there is now an option for high graphic multi-color images which are ideal for on-pack advertising and promotions. By leveraging GP’s Hummingbird® digital printing business or multi-color flexo printing, GP can help customers improve their brand image and consumer engagement.
The innovative envelope combines a unique expansive material between layers of kraft paper and meets SFI Certified Sourcing requirements. The cushioning material is very strong, protecting the contents of the package all the way from warehouse to consumer. GP offers recyclable envelopes in four sizes with external dimensions ranging from 7 inches by 9 inches to 14 inches by 18 inches.
GP’s padded paper packaging has received a widely recyclable label from How2Recycle® based on lab testing at a recycled fiber mill, meaning it can be dropped off at any paper collection point or corrugated cardboard, which for most consumers is their curbside recycling bin. The mailer helped GP win the American Forest & Paper Association’s 2021 Innovation in Sustainability Award.
About Georgia-Pacific Packaging
Based in Atlanta, Georgia‐Pacific is a leading integrated packaging provider that offers a full line of packaging solutions across the United States, including corrugated cardboard, boxes and corrugated sheets, recyclable envelopes for e-commerce, packaging with strong graphics through our Color-Box® activity. and digital printing for packaging through our Hummingbird® business. The company’s recycling subsidiary is among the world’s largest traders of paper, metal and plastic, contributing to a paper recovery rate of just over 65% and a corrugated cardboard recovery rate of 90% in the United States. For more information, visit: gppackaging.com.