Eco-Friendly Brand Packaging Solutions
As the new year is about to get underway, we’re still battling a global pollution crisis. Fortunately, eco-friendly brand packaging solutions are helping businesses and brands to save the planet, one package at a time.
Plastic is polluting the Earth. Most of the plastic waste in the oceans comes from food and drinks packaging that’s been hastily discarded after limited use. Even though it may only be useful for a very finite amount of time, this kind of waste takes hundreds of years to decompose and is having a grave effect on the environment.
So, how do we solve the current pollution pandemic? Better packaging solutions might be the answer. With more innovations in sustainable packaging, businesses have the opportunity to switch to more eco-friendly packaging options.
What Are Eco-Friendly Brand Packaging Solutions?
Unsustainably sourced, non-biodegradable packaging is causing undue harm to the planet, but biodegradable, recyclable and compostable packaging is helping businesses go green. Eco-friendly packaging comes in all shapes and sizes, so it’s important to know what products are available to help build a sustainable future for your brand:
Biodegradable Food Packaging
Since the packaging used for food and drinks is the highest polluting, businesses are starting to rethink the way they package, sell and deliver their produce. Sustainable food packaging — like biodegradable pizza boxes and Kraft tableware — is perfect for guilt-free takeaways. Made from recycled materials and with fully biodegradable properties, these cardboard and Kraft-based packaging solutions will spare the environment while keeping food fresh.
Eco-Friendly Packaging for Deliveries
Since the onset of COVID-19, home deliveries have skyrocketed. Royal Mail has taken on 33,000 new staff to handle the increased demand over the Christmas period, and global retailer Amazon has tripled its profits since the start of 2020.
With such dramatic changes in the way people shop, eco-friendly options in the form of self-seal boxes and mailers have answered the call of brands looking for sustainable packaging solutions. Crafted using cardboard, and available in various sizes, it’s easier than ever to post your products more sustainably with the range of postal boxes available. Shipping boxes — available in single-wall or double-wall varieties, depending on the level of protection your products need — have also allowed businesses to secure larger shipments and protect the planet at the same time.
Sustainable Shopping Bags
For businesses such as high-street retailers or food vendors, customer’s products still need to be taken home from their place of purchase. This can be something of an afterthought for some businesses, but closer attention needs to be paid to the way we carry our goods.
With the price of plastic bags set to double — a move by the government to try and reduce the amount of non-biodegradable bags in circulation — it’s time to allow biodegradable bags to take up the mantle and save the day. Paper or Kraft bags could be the ideal eco-friendly packaging solution for your brand, as they share similar properties to plastic bags while being completely biodegradable.
Biodegradable Paper Tape and Void-Fill
Since there are so many options for biodegradable packaging, it’d be a shame to use plastic-based tape or package lining to secure your deliveries.
Luckily, paper tape is super strong and super sustainable. Created using durable Kraft paper, it has similar characteristics to plastic-based tape with the added benefit of being completely recyclable. It’s perfect for sealing your packages and also means that customers can recycle their packages with the tape still attached. You’ll be able to save your customers a lot of hassle fumbling about trying to remove sticky tape from deliveries before recycling the packaging.
For added protection, recycled and recyclable void-fill is an incredible biodegradable alternative to plastic-based bubble wrap. It’ll help keep your packages safe during transit, and it can be reused or repurposed by customers too.
Switching to Eco-friendly Packaging?
Is your brand looking for a sustainable solution to your delivery needs? With a vast array of eco-friendly packaging options available, it’s easier than ever to make your company more sustainable. If you’re interested in going green and making a positive impact on the environment, Packaging Supplies has got you covered. With custom packaging options also available, you can give your brand a vibrant boost without it costing the Earth.
Do you want your brand to contribute to a cleaner, greener future? Explore our range of eco-friendly packaging that’s perfect for home deliveries, high-street retailers and food vendors.