Outdoor enthusiasts are a unique consumer market as they require very niche products as they explore the great outdoors. One of the biggest trends we’re seeing in this market is the high demand for sustainable packaging solutions. Eco-friendly packaging is popping up across multiple industries and its product lines, so it comes as no surprise that it would penetrate this market as well. But, which materials can they use to attract their environmentally concerned consumers?
Pioneer Packaging has been leading the way for incredible packaging solutions for more than 35 years. Our expert team strives to provide creative, innovative solutions that exceed your expectations. We work closely with a wide range of industries from food and cosmetic companies to medical and aerospace professionals; we’re the go-to for quality designs. Read our blog post below to learn which sustainable materials are perfect for outdoor equipment products.
Corrugated Boxes Are Fundamental Sustainable Packaging Solutions
Corrugated boxes have been a viable and environmentally-friendly packaging option for decades. Many companies are still using corrugated materials as their main source of packaging because they’re relatively inexpensive and are easily recyclable. Additionally, you may consider purchasing boxes that are sustainably sourced to make an extra effort in reducing your impact on the environment.
Cornstarch is a New Sustainable Packaging Alternative
When we say cornstarch, you probably imagine a tub of cornflour. When we think of cornstarch, we see exciting eco-friendly opportunities to enrich our clients’ product lines.
Cornstarch is an organic material that is derived from corn or maize plants. Packaging companies are using this raw material to act as a plastic replacement. For example, we’re able to transform cornstarch into things like bottles, boxes, and even loose-fill packing peanuts.
Mushrooms Aren’t Just for Eating
Another interesting sustainable packaging option you may consider is mushroom packaging. Like cornstarch, packaging companies are utilizing the fungus to develop some exciting new packaging solutions. Mushroom packaging is non-toxic, durable, and completely biodegradable. This means that once your customer throws away the packaging, it will deteriorate completely. Or, if they have a compost they can simply bury it to become a part of their fertilizer.
Organic Fabrics Make for Great Sustainable Packaging Alternatives
For years, plastic bags have been a huge strain on the environment. But, by adopting fabric materials into your packaging you can single-handedly reduce your impact. There are many different organic fabrics on the market including hemp, organic or recycled cotton, tapioca, palm leaves, and so much more. Additionally, some of these materials are biodegradable, so they can easily be thrown out or used in that compost.
Okay, You Can’t Escape Plastic. Let’s Make it Sustainable!
Sometimes, there’s no way to escape the use of plastic. It’s sturdy, reliable, and relatively cost-effective. But, there are friendlier plastic alternatives you can use. Plastics can be reused for other purposes and can be transformed into things like bottles, bags, boxes, and even fabrics. The possibilities are endless and can help enhance your supply chain and remain environmentally conscious.
It’s Not a Material, But It’s Important For Sustainable Packaging
Over-packaging is a huge problem not only for the environment but for consumers and businesses alike. Over-packaging refers to any product being covered in multiple unnecessary layers. Apart from being harmful to the climate, over-packaging can be a nuisance to consumers and can lead to high costs for companies, which will also affect pricing for customers.
That’s why it’s important to partner with a packaging company that’s capable of determining the best course of action in your design. If you’re looking to be more environmentally conscious, your packaging designers will work with you to ensure you’re not over-packaging.
Go Green With Pioneer Packaging
For over 35 years, Pioneer Packaging has been the go-to source for quality packaging solutions. Our team of creative designers works closely with you to ensure your brand is represented through attractive packaging. Whether you’re looking to highlight your sustainability or attract new consumers, we’re able to create a design fit for you. Contact Pioneer Packaging today and learn why we’re a leader in packaging innovation.