There are different ways people think about items being ‘eco-friendly’. To some it could be that the item is made from environmentally friendly materials i.e. that can either be recycled or disintegrate into the earth without causing environmental impacts. To some that the item is produced from recycled materials or in an eco-friendly way i.e. not using chemicals etc.
Which ever way you look at it eco friendly and environmentally friendly Packaging is becoming a must, in the age when consumers are more conscious of the impacts on the environment and the Government initiatives to reduce global warming issues and the amount of waste going to landfill.
Here are some tips to ensure you packaging is as eco-friendly as possible:
- Using carboard in general is classed as an eco-friendly packaging product due to it being recyclable and can come from a recyclable source, as most carboard grades, apart from Kraft, are made up from majority of recyclable material.
- Switching some elements of your packaging to cardboard that you may currently be using in a plastic option. Items can include foam protective corners which can be switched for cardboard corners, bubble wrap that can be changed for corrugated roll or plastic mailing bags that could be changed for padded bags that use paper padding.
- Making your packaging as compact as possible can also be considered eco-friendly. Over packaging has been highlighted a lot in the press lately, with companies using huge boxes and protective packaging to send something that could have fitted inside a padded envelope. By ensuring your packaging is streamlined means that you a reducing the amount of packaging and therefore the amount of material that ends up in landfill.
If you think that your current packaging could do with being reviewed, please contact our packaging specialists at [email protected] or 0151 486 4800 who will be happy to help