What does sustainable packaging mean to you? For a lot of people, sustainable packaging is the development and use of packaging which results in improved sustainability. The definition of sustainability is the ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level.
When speaking about sustainability, people often refer to the three pillars; economy, society and the environment. Here at Swiftpak, a big focus is on our environmental impact, and how we can reduce the amount of waste produced in the packaging world.
Sustainable Packaging Trends
The strongest trends in the packaging industry all revolve around a circular economy. This means that the economic system eliminates waste and uses the continual resources hence moving on a circular route. The most important trend we have noticed by far is green packaging, this could include;
- decreasing a company’s carbon footprint
- reducing packaging waste
- lowering transport costs
- Improving brand image
Sustainable Packaging Products
There are many products out there to help your company hit that sustainability goal. For instance, a paper alternative bubble wrap commonly known as globular embossed paper rolls, not only does it look great but it is fully recyclable too! No more messing around with plastic – it’s a win/win all round. Our second recommendation lies in a trusty paper mailer, made from high quality kraft paper and filled with macerated paper, which traps air and acts as a cushion, what more could you ask for? We also have Reinforced self-adhesive paper machine tape, due to the fact that the cross-woven fibre glass addition between the extra layer of Kraft paper makes the reinforced gummed paper tape incredibly strong. If you would like some help in order to get more sustainable packaging in your business, please get in touch with the team!
So, to wrap things up (we found it best to use fanfold kraft paper - for added protection). As the environment becomes a more salient issue, it will continue to be hugely important for businesses to adopt sustainable packaging. It’s a brilliant way for your business to cut down its carbon footprint, and also to give yourself a competitive edge in your industry.