Helpful Tips on Recycling and Disposing of Your Used Paint Containers

It is easy, as well as economical, to dispose of used paint containers by recycling or reusing. Paint containers are made of two types of readily recyclable materials. Both types are recycled and remade into the same kinds of containers, or a huge range of other industrial and commercial products.

So why, how and where can you recycle and dispose of used paint containers?    Continue reading…


The Importance of Recycling Your Styrofoam Cooler

What is Styrofoam?

“Styrofoam” is a term for an insulation product trademarked by Dow Chemical, but the term Styrofoam is casually used to identify many types of foam materials. ‘Foam #6,’ ‘expanded foam,’ ‘polystyrene foam,’ and simply ‘foam’ are alternate terms used interchangeably to identify Styrofoam-like materials. Continue reading…


Should I Purchase Cargo Insurance When Shipping Freight Internationally?

 

When shipping internationally, the freight moves through many more hands than it does when shipped nationally. The longer the trip, the greater the risk of damage. That’s why you may want to consider shipping insurance when shipping freight internationally.

Insurance is not mandatory, but damaged products can cause unexpected costs for individuals shipping packages. International carriers are held responsible for packages damaged in their care, with certain restrictions, yet the damage done to some packages has unknown origins. Continue reading…


Separate Your Glass Bottles and Aluminum Cans – What Would It Mean if Everyone on Earth Recycled?

 

The recycling rate in the United States more than doubled between 1990 and 2013 and has remained steady. Many municipalities make it easy to recycle by allowing single-stream and/or free recycling. Over 94% of the U.S. population has recycling available to it between curbside and drop-off programs.

That rate certainly can be increased. The supply of recyclables does not meet the demand for them, and recyclables easily can be shipped around the country and the world. Germany recycles 66.1% of its waste, and the average rate in the European Union was 45% (in 2015). Continue reading…


Freight Shipping Edition: What to Do When Disaster Hits at Sea

 

Freight shipping by sea is responsible for 90% of everything we buy today. This form of transportation also makes the freight shipping industry one of the biggest industries in the world.

Working in the freight shipping industry can be a great way to make a living. However, the work can be hazardous during the long voyages between the shipping and receiving ports. Continue reading…


The Best Eco-Friendly Packaging Supplies on the Market

 

Packaging solutions are evolving to improve the storage and transport of goods, as well as enable companies to market their products to consumers more effectively.

One of the fastest growing packaging trends is eco-friendly packaging. Sustainable packaging supplies are not only better for the environment; they are better for the bottom line of businesses, as well. Continue reading…


How Digital Innovation Is Changing the Shipping Industry

Graphic - how digital innovation is changing the shipping industry

The shipping industry is one of the backbones of the global economy. It is no surprise then, that companies are investing heavily in new technologies and innovative systems to help increase delivery time and overall efficiency in this largest of industries. With just a quick scan of the tech and businesses sections of popular publications, you can see how technology in the shipping industry is a preview of how businesses will operate in the future.
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#1 Guide for Commercial Shipping of Lithium Batteries

 

Every day, there are millions of tons of materials being shipped from one part of the world to the other. There are some products out there that you definitely know require extra safety precautions, while there are other items in existence that you previously thought were harmless yet turn out to be harmful under the right conditions.

Shipping cargo to harborOne of such items is lithium batteries. You might not know this, but lithium batteries have always been a safety concern for those who have experience with the shipment and receiving of these batteries. They only recently got negative attention in the mainstream media last year due to the incident where Samsung Galaxy Note7 and hoverboards were recalled in large numbers due to the fact that they would spontaneously burst into flames. Continue reading…