2. Increase in sales
When customers are looking to make a purchase, there are several factors they consider, and the environment is a huge part that shouldn’t be overlooked. A survey conducted in 2016, found that millennials are willing to pay more for sustainable goods.
The emissions that we produce have quite the impact on the world we live in, whether you believe in global warming or not, many scientists believe this has a negative impact on our ozone layer. Not only will certain packaging materials produce less CO2 when being manufactured, but the size and weight of your packaging materials will reduce your transport emissions.
Conventional packaging materials serve some health and safety risks. For example, Styrofoam contains the chemical styrene, which has been linked to several issues such as vision and hearing loss, impaired memory, cancer and more. When it comes to green packaging, the use of natural materials minimises exposure to potentially harmful toxins and chemicals.
In 2022, businesses will have to pay taxes on the manufacture and import of plastic packaging that contains less than 30% recycled materials. Switching to a green packaging solution now will make sure you are prepared.
Here are some alternatives to packaging products you can use to cut down on plastics.
At Swiftpak we make it our business to help our customers. If going green with sustainable packaging is right for you, we’ll let you know. Get in touch today to see if sustainable packaging works for your products.