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Environmentally friendly packaging - good idea or just looks bad.

Environmentally friendly packaging or professional looking plastic?  

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  1. 1. Do we pack out Panther mills out with wood shavings (dry) or bubblewrap?

    • Wood shavings
    • Bubble wrap

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On 04/05/2018 at 11:33, Mat K said:

Definitely wood shavings, if you have them from a neighbour then it is a waste to burn them.


Here in Slovakia I would say its considered a luxury packing filler, most of the high end dog food & toys sellers use long curled up narrow wood shavings, like those you make if you rip cut with a cross-cut chain :D


Edit: and shavings like that don't make a mess, nobody from the vendors I have bought from puts on a warning about opening the packages outside.

Yes but the shavings we have will not be like these you are describing! They will make a mess and they will be dusty!

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Hm I see, English being my third language when I read shaving I imagine any bigger piece of wood made while using a hand tool (plane or spokeshave mostly) so I didn't know.

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Good point - damp could well be an issue over a few days in hot weather.


It may be we switch to thick brown paper which at least is degradable and scrunched up gives good support and protection.

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Yeah thick brown paper rolled up and/or scrunched is pretty much standard for small (not heavy af :D) machinery and spare parts delivery, with some level of combination with strong cardboard pieces. It is reusable and not only degradable but even compostable (be wary with these terms, for instance with plastic bags for dog poop degradable is not so eco friendly as it sounds, it just means the plastic breaks into smaller parts quicker but they still won't decompose into soil). And can be burned if you can't store it.

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