How To Take Advantage of Eco-Friendly Packaging

One of the most important values a company can uphold in today’s world is to be more eco-friendly. We all want to do a better job of taking care of this planet, and many consumers even make their purchasing decisions based on a company’s stance on sustainability. One of the most effective ways of doing this is by changing your current packaging solution to be more eco-friendly. Here’s how you can take advantage of eco-friendly product packaging in your business. 

Include Packaging Design that Informs Consumers About Sustainable Packaging Solutions

When it comes to sustainability, the most important thing is to share as much information as possible. Providing your consumers with tips and tricks for best disposal practices, opportunities for repurposing, and general material information will go a long way in reducing our carbon footprint. There are many ways to share these details with your clients, but one of our favorites is to simply include them in the outer packaging design of your rigid or flexible packaging materials!

Get creative with your package designs and include helpful recycling information that consumers won’t miss. Here are some examples of what this could look like!

Take Advantage of Rightsized Packaging for a Sustainable Packaging Solution

Another way you can make your packaging solutions more sustainable is to take advantage of rightsizing. Rightsizing refers to the development of a packaging solution that ensures you are using the right dimensions for the outer packaging layer as well as the fill on the inside. This creates a safe and secure packaging solution for your product and creates a more eco-friendly packaging solution. 

Have you ever gotten a ginormous package and opened it up only to find that the product inside is half the size of the package it came in? It’s really frustrating to think that we are constantly adding double the waster to our landfills for no reason. That’s why rightsized packaging is the wave of the future. Having an appropriately sized outer packaging and internal fill to fit the product significantly reduces waste. You can learn more about the benefits of rightsizing your packaging by reading our blog!

Explore Eco Friendly Packaging Options

Of course, one of the best ways we can help the environment is to package with eco-friendly packaging materials. There are a wide variety of eco-friendly packaging options that you can choose from to ensure that you’re getting exactly what you need to benefit your business and the planet!

As a society, we are most familiar with recyclable packaging. Items like cans, bottles, and paper bags can be recycled from the comfort of our own homes and are fairly common packaging materials. That being said, there are some recyclable packaging materials that we are less comfortable with because they cannot be recycled from our homes. Packaging film and bags are just two examples of recyclable packaging materials that cannot be disposed of at the home. You’ll need to check with your local guidelines on how to properly recycle these materials. 

In addition to recyclable packaging, you can also take advantage of compostable packaging materials for your product packaging needs. Compostable packaging refers to any packaging that has been certified as being able to be disposed of at any compost facility. To identify the materials, you’ll need to look for the identification symbol on the packaging. This way, you’ll be able to properly dispose of this type of packaging product. 

Finally, we have many biodegradable packaging materials at our disposal today. This means that the packaging will break down into carbon dioxide. While they do take longer to break down than compostable materials, they are a great way to reduce our carbon footprint! Any of these packaging solutions will go a long way in making the Earth a better place to live. 

As you can see, there are tons of ways for your business to take advantage of eco-friendly product packaging! We only get one planet, so it’s important that we take care of it to the best of our ability. If you are interested in learning more about eco-friendly packaging solutions or if you are ready to make a change to your current packaging products, fill out our contact form and let us know how we can help you! Together, we can make the world a better place.