Marker Pack Receives Sustainable Makeover

RICHMOND, VA | MeadWestvaco has begun to supply Newell Rubbermaid Office Products with Natralock paperboard-based security packaging for its Sharpie Fine Retractable 10-count marker pack in club stores. Natralock replaces mock-clamshell packaging after improvements on sustainability measures were demonstrated. The new packaging resulted in a 60% reduction in plastic used, contributing to an improvement in major retailers’ packaging scorecard parameters.

Natralock is made from a renewable resource and is recyclable. Security packaging features a proprietary tamper- and tear-resistant paperboard that can be more efficiently RF-sealed, with approximately one-third the energy required for plastic clamshells, or heat-sealed on most existing equipment.


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