Packaging Industry

Eco Product Packaging and 3 Tips for a Cleaner Earth

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For every business, responsible packaging should be a goal and priority. Today's consumers are not only looking for quality packaging that is fit for purpose and protects their products, but is also environmentally friendly. For marketers, logistics and finance departments, choosing the right packaging must be approved by all ministries, as well as satisfying customers.

What is eco packaging?

Eco-packaging is an extremely important aspect for "saving" the planet and protecting the environment. This can be achieved by reusing goods, recycling, recycled products or environmentally friendly products. After all, the main purpose of eco-packaging is to reduce the carbon footprint we are doing to the planet.

How to accept eco packaging?

Before finding the right sustainable packaging that will reduce your environmental impact, you first need to identify what makes it right for you and your needs. Eco-packaging can have many uses and benefits, such as: extending the shelf life of goods, providing greater protection for fragile items, safer transportation, etc. Before determining the most environmentally friendly packaging, you need to know what your goals are for it. We will show you 3 steps for a cleaner and "greener" world:


1. Reduce packaging waste

The first way to reduce the damage that packaging does to the environment is to pay attention to unnecessary material. Does any item in the package actually serve no purpose? If the packaging does not meet the requirements, whether it is protecting the product, increasing the shelf life or providing information to the customer, then it is better to remove the unnecessary parts already in the packaging process.

Think about the value that each part of the package has, if it doesn't seem like there is, then you're wasting your money. Once you've removed the irrelevant items, it's time to consider how else you can reduce packing. This is usually done by reducing its size and shape. By making it lighter and smaller, you can make it much easier to transport.

Another way to reduce packaging waste is to start over with what you already have. Consider using materials that are reused or recyclable and you're on your way to winnings. Get into the specifics of how you package your products. Are you sure the width of the the foil, which you use, is necessary for proper packaging? Sometimes reducing the width can not only reduce costs, but also drastically reduce the amount of waste created during the packaging process.

2. Reuse your waste

Reuse is a way to reduce waste by using things more than once instead of just throwing them away or recycling them. Many things can be reused at home. Companies can also save by reusing. Repairing used or damaged things is also a way to reduce waste.

Reuse can cover many different areas in terms of packaging as well. You can reuse the packaging provided by your suppliers. Some food packaging is edible to avoid packaging waste.

3. Recycle their waste

Waste recycling is a process where waste is processed to produce raw material that can be used to make new products. It simultaneously saves resources (water, energy, land area), prevents the negative effects that decomposing garbage in landfills has on human health, slows down global warming and reduces the damage that modern industry causes to flora and fauna.

The production of goods from recycled materials (secondary raw material) instead of newly mined materials (primary raw material) creates more opportunities in economic terms. One of the main properties of environmentally friendly packaging is its recyclability. Customers are becoming more environmentally conscious and looking for ways to go "eco", especially when it comes to eco-packaging.

When choosing packaging, businesses should focus on whether it can be recycled and, if so, what measures people should take to recycle. A good alternative is to label which parts of the packaging are recyclable and which are not. This will facilitate and encourage people to start recycling.

By following these 3 steps to eco-packing, you will not only reduce your negative impact on the environment, but also save money.