Recycling Photos Are Anything But Trashy

June 28, 2016


The collecting, sorting and recycling of materials isn’t exactly a glamorous job. Sure, it’s important and valued, but it’s not the kind of role you’d see played by Channing Tatum or George Clooney in the movies. And that’s fine. It’s doesn’t have to be. But, don’t make the mistake of thinking of it as dirty work.

Reuse of materials that can be broken down and reassembled into a new product is something we’re passionate about—with keeping stuff out of landfills as the ultimate goal. That’s where source reduction and recycling come into the picture.

Belgian photographer Paul Bulteel’s new photography collection, ‘cycle and recycle’ looks to show the surprising beauty and sophistication of large-scale recycling. Now, that may sound about as interesting as watching a documentary on paint drying. But that is until you see some of his photos.


“The photography of [waste] was almost always from a negative point of view … But the recycling angle, as far as I know, there has never been a project to handle that in depth,” Bulteel told FastCo Design.

Over here at Ernest Packaging Solutions HQ, we’re used to creating custom packaging designs worthy of an art gallery—especially from such an eco-friendly substrate. Recycling paper into corrugated fiberboard reduces the amount of energy needed as opposed to manufacturing from scratch. How much? It results in 74% less air pollution.

Happy? Yes. Satisfied? Never. Being green can be downright beautiful, but what about reducing the packaging source or creating reusable products that make hundreds of shipments? Recycling is necessary, but what if we could limit the amount that needed to be recycled and gave the products a longer life cycle to begin with?

We can. Learn more by downloading our Sustainability Brochure to check out our process and read Success Stories from happy customers. Then give us a call to learn how we can design and showcase your green packaging for maximum return – both in terms of sales and in sustainability.