Ways to Improve Sustainable Packaging

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Sustainable packaging not only benefits the environment, but can also be an effective marketing solution that increases sales while cutting costs. Below, find eight ways to improve sustainable packaging.

1. Innovative Designs. Packaging that protects the product and keeps customers satisfied while still contributing to a healthier environment takes a great deal of thinking outside the box. Creative designs offer sustainable solutions through the entire life cycle of the package, from raw materials to production to disposal.

2. Corrugated Fiberboard. More commonly known as cardboard, corrugated materials are the most recycled on the planet – made from recycled newspapers and boxes and continually reused for storage and shipping.

3. Recycled Plastics. Many plastics are harmful to the environment, both during the production process as well as after disposal. Recycled PET (RPET) is a sustainable material made from recycled water bottles, and is being used more and more as a sustainable alternative to virgin plastic.

4. Molded Fiber Materials. Made entirely from recycled fibers, molded fiber materials are versatile, durable and environmentally responsible. The material is often used for food products, wine bottles, toys, personal care items and more.

5. Compostable Solutions. Packaging materials that can be thrown into the compost pile after use help to decrease waste buildup in the earth’s landfills. Containers and even loose fill packaging are often made from renewable resources that can be put back into the earth for more responsible disposal.

6. Automated Packaging. Manually packaging items can end up with a great deal of human error, leading to wasted time, money and material. With automated packaging equipment, materials can be measured and items packaged accurately and precisely, with little room for waste.

7. The H-Loc Trapped Blister. This is an ideal replacement to the traditional clamshell, which often uses excessive plastic material for a package that is difficult to open and glaring on the eyes. By using mainly corrugated materials and a minimal amount of RPET, the trapped blister is an effective sustainable packaging solution.

8. Glass Packaging. Glass is a classic material that never goes out of style. The material can be reused and recycled, never losing its quality, purity, clarity or image. Glass packaging can be replaced for disposable plastic materials used for foods, beverages and more.

Please contact us to learn more about sustainable packaging solutions for your operation.

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