As a business, you should take the responsibility to find the right packaging solution for shipping your product. While finding the right packaging including food packaging, you must consider the materials, cost, size and more. And sustainable packaging would be the best packaging solution considering all of these factors. Opting for this packaging offers a number of benefits in terms of leaving more positive social impacts and least ecological footprint.
- Decreased carbon footprint
The most obvious benefit of sustainable packaging is in relation to protecting the environment. Mostly sustainable packaging is done using biodegradable, recycled materials that reduce waste of natural resources for production and minimize negative impacts the businesses otherwise could have on our environment. Some ingredients, especially soy ink, used in sustainable packaging, help protecting the environment. Soy ink has a very low level of VOCs – volatile organic compounds that cause harm to the planet.
In addition to reducing environmental impact and carbon footprint, sustainable packaging has affirmative, long-term effects even after it has served its purpose. Such alternative sustainable materials are absolutely biodegradable and utmost eco-friendly, leaving nominal impact on the planet. Customers having compost facilities can just turn the discarded packaging into fuel for the plants while others without this facility can simply bury the remnants as the materials biodegrade within a short time span.
- Multipurpose and easily available
It keeps up health of environment from beginning to end. Besides, because of its versatility, every major industry depends on sustainable packaging for their regular retail packaging needs. Whether you’re looking for pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, hospitality items, electronics or food – there’s an eco-friendly packaging product available to serve your green purposes. It comes even handier to supply water, food, clothing and other essentials to the areas affected by natural calamities or political turmoil. Sustainable packaging gets them there safely and ready-for-use. And this is one of the most crucial social benefits of sustainable packaging.
- Safe for family
Tamper proof date codes, seals and pop-up lids protect you and your family by ensuring that the foods and medications are safe at the point of purchase and perfectly ready for consumption as they reach your home.
- Product protection
By preserving the freshness, nutritional value and taste (in case of perishable products like foods and drinks, and medications) of the products you buy, sustainable and eco-friendly packaging helps extending food shelf life and trims down waste and spoilage.
Want to milk your own cows or harvest own food? Want to purchase things you require in bulk? Want to take a canteen on a picnic or a long trip? Well, sustainable packaging helps supporting your unique lifestyle choices.
- Improved brand image
For the businesses, sustainable packaging helps to improve their brand image. As your clients come to know that you use sustainable, green resources, they’ll see you as an environmentally responsible company. And improved brand image will definitely help enhancing your company’s profit margin and so your ROI.
Besides, minimizing negative environmental and economic impacts, sustainable packaging also maximizes positive social impacts.