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7 Ways Alpha Rho Supports the Environment

Posted by Alpha Rho on 4/21/21 11:47 AM

 

On Earth Day and every day, Alpha Rho is proud to practice sustainable measures to minimize our footprint and contribute responsibly to the environment and to our community. Whether it’s through recycling of our waste or utilizing “green power,” we’re doing our part to make a difference. How did we become one of the “greenest” plastic box manufacturing companies in New England? Here are 7 ways:

 

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Topics: polystyrene rigid plastic boxes, sustianability, environment



Is Polystyrene the Better Choice?

Posted by Alpha Rho on 3/31/20 3:40 PM

Polystyrene Is an Environmentally Conscience Choice Among Plastics

 

Protecting our environment has always been important, and many people are becoming more conscious of their choices in consumerism and quality. An emphasis is being placed on higher quality items that last a long time and can be repurposed, in contrast to something meant for single-use and cheaper.

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Topics: polystyrene rigid plastic boxes, general-purpose polystyrene, polystyrene plastic boxes, polystyrene, sustianability, plastics industry



Choose the Correct Specifications for Your Rigid Plastic Box Order

Posted by Alpha Rho on 6/19/19 3:45 PM

Satisfy Your Unique Product Needs with Rigid Plastic Boxes

 

Rigid plastic boxes serve many unique applications. Used by many for countless packaging solutions, these boxes come in a plethora of shapes, sizes, and lid types. Most commonly, rigid plastic boxes are used as an enhancement of product displays—providing a boost in aesthetic appeal while protecting any contents placed inside. They are a low-maintenance, re-usable, seamless extension of the products inside. Whether it be a gift, confectionary item, sports memorabilia, or party knickknack, plastic boxes are the perfect rigid packaging solution.

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Topics: polystyrene rigid plastic boxes, rigid plastic boxes



A Beautiful Pair—Rigid Plastic Packaging and Cosmetic Products

Posted by Alpha Rho on 2/21/18 12:15 PM

Set Your Look Apart with Appealing Plastic Boxes

 

In the beauty industry, packaging can make just as much of an impression as the product inside. A blister pack on cardboard can drive down the perceived value of your product, but rigid plastic boxes communicate that it’s a luxury product, one that’s worth purchasing … and coming back for. The right packaging for your product keeps it safely stored and free of dust and debris, ensuring it delivers a quality result from start to finish.

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Topics: polystyrene rigid plastic boxes, rigid plastic boxes



Package Your Halloween Treats Better with Rigid Plastic Boxes

Posted by Alpha Rho on 10/23/17 3:37 PM

Rigid Plastic Boxes in the Confectionery Industry

 

With Halloween just around the corner, the National Retail Federation is expecting shoppers to splurge a record $2.7 billion on candy purchases this year! However, these sugar-rich products have to survive fluctuations in temperature, humidity in the ambient environment, and product agitation from handling–all before hitting the shelves.

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Topics: polystyrene rigid plastic boxes, general-purpose polystyrene, candy packaging



Choosing the Right Rigid Plastic Packaging for Your Product

Posted by Alpha Rho on 9/1/16 4:52 PM

4 Factors to Consider Before Picking Out Your Rigid Plastic Packaging

                      

We’re all familiar with the timeless adage, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” and yet, there are times we end up doing just that! At least with rigid plastic packaging. The trickiest part is, on looks alone, a lot of plastic packaging looks much the same. It’s part of why the conundrum of choosing the right plastic packaging for your product is a little more challenging than picking out a book based on its cover.

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Topics: polystyrene rigid plastic boxes, rigid plastic boxes, polystyrene plastic boxes



Are All Polystyrene Plastic Boxes Recyclable?

Posted by Alpha Rho on 6/28/16 2:44 PM

The Quick Answer to Recycling Rigid Plastic Boxes: Yes!

 

Can we recycle polystyrene products? We are often asked this question. The quick answer is: yes. Polystyrene plastic is used for a vast amount of household and business needs, and you can recycle the types of rigid plastic boxes that we produce at Alpha Rho. At Alpha Rho, we work with general-purpose polystyrene to produce our large assortment of rigid plastic boxes—the kind of plastic that is easily recyclable and that we recycle internally as well. More about that further in this discussion.

The questions about recycling polystyrene are ones that concern the public, as there have been issues surrounding it.

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Topics: polystyrene rigid plastic boxes, general-purpose polystyrene, rigid plastic boxes, polystyrene plastic boxes



Rigid Plastic Boxes Made of Polystyrene

Posted by Alpha Rho on 6/9/16 10:30 AM

The Clear Choice with Alpha Rho

 

Your life, in many ways, actually may depend on it. At the very least, it is a material you’ve come to count on in vast and varied ways. Food storage (think quick take-out during a hectic day), organizing supplies (what a mess without ‘em!), candy boxes (a sweet gift for your sweetie?), or a lightweight enclosure to drop in your backpack (with first-aid supplies as you hike the Appalachian Trail). Polystyrene is also used in everyday items like blow dryers, children’s toys, office supplies … the list goes on. Convenient, lightweight, inexpensive, versatile—there are virtually no areas of our lives that polystyrene plastic has not touched.

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Topics: polystyrene rigid plastic boxes, general-purpose polystyrene, rigid plastic boxes, polystyrene