Welcome to Heart Kickin!
We are an online advice and information hub that provides free and relevant information regarding modern packaging, manufacturing and design. We keep the community updated each week with regular blog uploads that our readers love!
Why do we need information about packaging?
Many people do not realise the importance of product packaging. Almost anything you buy/acquire has at some point been in packaging. Cardboard boxes, plastic cases and plastic bags are some of the most common forms of packing in the world. Debates are conducted across the world discussing the environmental effects of using so much plastic and tree matter for packaging. Since the 1950’s humans have created over 9 billion metric tonnes of plastic and at least 79% of that is thrown away to either to toxic landfill sites or even worse, dumped in the sea. Sadly, its estimated that 8 million tonnes of plastic make its way to our oceans and seas.
One of our aims here at Heart Kickin is to encourage the use of recycled plastic and to also encourage you (the reader) to recycle more. Packaging makes up for 40% of all plastic production mostly for a one time use.
Despite this, people and un-ethical companies are still purchasing cheap plastic packaging as they do not care about the environment full stop.
We are going to post a series of blogs that explain the issues of plastic and packaging pullution and also offer solutions to businesses that have decided enough is enough. Please visit the blog page and keep up to date with the information we share.
If you have any questions regarding the site, the blogs we post or anything else then please do not hesitate to get in touch.