The Eco Ship project was started by Level 2 Industrial Labs to tackle the problems our planet faces as a result of packaging and shipping. The Eco Ship project is dedicated to reducing the shipping industries footprint of petroleum based polymers.
It only takes a few deliveries from an online retailer for someone to realize the impact modern day shipping has on our environment. To package and distribute the products we consume, large volumes of oil and polymers need to be consumed every day.
The Eco Ship project has concentrated on isolating products and materials that are consumed and disposed of on a daily basis. The warehouse and shipping industry was quickly identified as a market which consumes massive amounts of raw polymer material. Bubble wrap, Styrofoam, and stretch wrap are just a few of the items within this category.
This industry is appealing to tackle because it has products that are simple in design and represent “low-hanging fruit” to companies seeking to make a positive impact in their environmental policies.