Building an Entire Office Out of Cardboard

April 28, 2016
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You know that we love the challenge of utilizing cardboard where it’s never been used before here at Ernest—after all, we’re the ones who built a cardboard Fender guitar, skateboard, snowboard and push bike. But we’ve got to give props to Amsterdam-based interior design firm Nothing. They didn’t just build cardboard in their office. They

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Raise Your Plastic Single-Serve Cups of Wine

April 26, 2016
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Lift up your glass of wine and say “Cheers!” to single-serve wine packaging design! Don’t worry if you don’t hear that classic clink of glass stemware because these bad boys are made out of plastic. Single-serving wine has enjoyed increased popularity in recent years. Copa di Vino made a splash on Shark Tank back in

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Seaweed To Save Our Seas?

April 21, 2016
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Plastic packaging is everywhere! And while it has its benefits (namely, its ability to hold materials heavier than its own weight—affordably), it creates many challenges in sustainability. Plastics, as opposed to say corrugated fiberboard or aluminum, isn’t as cost-effective to recycle in part because there are many different plastic chemical compositions. Add in the fact

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Tree Farming & Cardboard: How Reforestation Makes Paper Greener Than Ever

April 19, 2016
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Take a moment and picture a farm. You probably see something like a red barn, a few chickens or maybe a couple cows. And in the distance something like wheat or corn in flat fields that stretch to the horizon… You probably don’t picture this:   Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore. That’s exactly

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Seventh Generation Packaging Goes Recyclable

April 14, 2016
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Seventh Generation has made plant-based home products for over 27 years and is probably best known for its cleaning products. The company is dedicated to making its products as green as possible. In fact, that’s where the name comes from. According to the company, they got it from the Great Law of the Iroquois, which

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Get Inspired by Our Latest Projects, White Papers and More!

April 12, 2016
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Hey there, Ernest Buzz fans! Have you checked out our new Premium Content section of our website yet? It is like putting on a pair of x-ray glasses and looking into the minds of packaging experts. In there you’ll see what makes Ernest Packaging Solutions tick and maybe see the evolution of your package design.

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Why Dry Ice Looks so Cool, and Why That Makes it Good for Packaging

April 7, 2016
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You probably know that dry ice is good for making awesome party fog, but there’s so much more to this mysterious substance than Halloween atmospherics. It’s the perfect way to ensure your cold products—whether they’re chocolate or prescription drugs—arrive at their destination in good condition. How Does it Work? Even though it has “ice” in

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Have You Seen the Tiniest Paper Engine Ever?

April 5, 2016
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There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who make working V8 engines out of paper and those who don’t. And the YouTuber in the latter category tells one impressive story. That’s coming from our team, and we’re the people who do crazy cardboard things all the time, so that’s high praise! Keep

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It May Sound Corny, but (Bio)Plastics are the Future!

March 31, 2016
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Take a second to look around you. You probably saw at least a dozen different plastic products, everything from computers to toys to office supplies to flatware and everything in between. There’s no denying that plastics are a vital part of our modern life. The problem is that plastics require dense carbon molecules, and those

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Choosing a Packaging Partner Is Like Choosing a Pair of Jeans

March 29, 2016
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Finding the perfect pair of jeans is cause for celebration. Sure there are lots of jeans out there, but there is only one pair that fits you best. Leave the inferior denim for other people. Of course, what fits you best may not be “perfect” for the next person—the market is full of varying “perfect”

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