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Cushioning Paper in Shipping Boxes

Protecting Products Inside Shipping Boxes with Cushioning Paper

Air caps, or bubble wrap, used to product products when placed in shipping boxes are made of plastic vinyl. It is difficult to recycle the material once it has a foreign substance on it such as tape, and most of the material is thrown away after single use, which puts a huge burden on the environment. Since 2018, Amorepacific Group uses FSC-certified paper as cushioning material at its domestic distribution centers instead of bubble wraps.

Also, Amorepacific Group standardized the different coated boxes of various colors such as pink and purple, reflecting the characteristics of different brands, into FSC-certified craft boxes. It also diversified the sizes of the boxes, making them smaller and slimmer. Furthermore, Amorepacific Group replaced plastic tape used to pack the boxes with paper tape. By simplifying the shipping boxes that used to be made of different materials into paper boxes, we have made it convenient for customers to recycle the entire box without having to separate different types of packaging materials, while saving more than 70% of plastic used in shipping compared to before.