At Pioneer Packaging, we believe that sustainability initiatives such as reducing waste, re-using and recycling materials, and lowering energy consumption are the fundamental responsibilities of everyone. Fortunately for the packaging industry, there are always new innovations and inventions arising to combat the typical wasteful packaging we’re used to; and 2020 is already off to an incredible start. Here’s what the new year – and beyond – may hold when it comes to environmentally friendly packaging products and alternatives.
Packaging Material Alternatives
Whether you’re the one opening the package or the one filling it, you’ve likely seen a majority of the well-known, common packaging materials that are used.
You can now find biodegradable foam packaging that is made from starch to easily dissolve in water, leaving no trace or mess behind once you’re done.
Bamboo is a fast-growing plant, and can oftentimes be invasive, it’s an ideal material to use in packaging. Not only is it reusable and recyclable, but it’s also biodegradable and works for single-use instances when need be.
Tape is an extremely crucial element to the packing industry, but it also is overlooked when talking about sustainability. The material is typically made with non-biodegradable petroleum and plastic materials. Luckily, there are tons of alternatives out there, such as brown paper tape that can be activated by water.
At Pioneer Packaging we have hundreds of sustainable products available to enable you to make better packaging choices. We have the resources and expertise needed to help you integrate them seamlessly into your business. Contact us today to find out how!