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5 Reasons to Switch From Bubble Wrap to Flexi-Hex™

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Given how accustomed we’ve become to Next Day Delivery, packaging has become an integral part of our lives. However, the environmental impact of packaging materials, particularly plastic ones like bubble wrap, is a growing concern.

The world produces over 78 million tonnes of packaging waste every year, and a significant portion of this waste is plastic. In fact, Amazon's annual plastic packaging waste is said to be able to circle the world 800 times.

In response to this environmental crisis, many companies are seeking more sustainable packaging alternatives. One such alternative is Flexi-Hex, a paper-based packaging solution that is not only more sustainable but also offers a multitude of other advantages over bubble wrap. In this blog post, we will explore five reasons why you should consider switching from bubble wrap to Flexi-Hex.

1. Flexibility

One of the key advantages of Flexi-Hex is its flexibility. The sleeve can expand to 35 times its compact size, making it adaptable for a wide range of applications. Whether you're packaging tall, cylindrical-shaped products for e-commerce or smaller items for retail, Flexi-Hex can accommodate your needs. In contrast, bubble wrap, while flexible, does not offer the same level of adaptability and can be difficult to use for irregularly shaped items.

2. Easy to Assemble

Flexi-Hex packaging is designed to be user-friendly. It's intuitive to assemble and uses minimal material, making it easy to integrate into your production process. Whereas bubble wrap requires additional materials to secure it, adding to the assembly time and complexity.

3. Protective

Flexi-Hex packaging is not just about being sustainable and easy to use; it's also about providing superior protection for your products. This is particularly relevant for bottled products in the beauty and wellness industries. Flexi-Hex has a proven track record of reducing breakage rates close to zero. But don't just take our word for it. Watch their egg drop test to see the strength of Flexi-Hex packaging for yourself.

4. More Sustainable

Flexi-Hex's sleeves are made from 100% recycled paper pulp. They're curbside recyclable, biodegradable, and compostable, making them a far more sustainable option than bubble wrap. Before 2008, bubble wrap was manufactured using a plastic polymer that is highly toxic to the environment. Even today, many companies still use this cheap, easily available option. Bubble wrap also takes up a considerable volume in landfills which can take hundreds of years to degrade.

5. Compact

One pallet of Flexi-Hex is equivalent to five pallets of bubble wrap. This compact nature reduces shipping and storage costs, and ultimately, the environmental impact. Bubble wrap, being mostly air, takes up a lot of storage space and contributes to increased emissions and costs, especially when transport fuel is factored in.

Elevating the Unboxing Experience

Beyond its practical benefits, Flexi-Hex packaging also enhances the unboxing experience for your customers. The unique honeycomb design of the sleeves gives a preview of the product inside, creating a sense of anticipation and excitement. It's like a teaser of what's to come, adding an element of surprise and delight to the customer experience.

We believe that packaging is more than just a protective layer; it's a marketing opportunity. With Flexi-Hex, you can make e-commerce beautiful and memorable. The feedback we've received from brands and their customers confirms this. They appreciate the aesthetic appeal of Flexi-Hex packaging and how it elevates the unboxing experience.

With Flexi-Hex, your product is not just protected; it's presented in a way that reflects the quality and care you put into your product. It’s not just about being more sustainable or efficient. It's also about enhancing your brand image, delighting your customers, and making a positive impact on the environment.

So why wait? Make the switch to Flexi-Hex today and experience the difference for yourself.

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