Environmental issues are a topic of concern for many leaders, businesses, and consumers alike. With rising global temperatures destroying our natural habitat and terrible weather events putting our livelihoods at risk, human activity is eliminating biodiversity, so the pressure is on for everyone to unite and contribute to the preservation of our planet. Many people are making positive changes in their daily lives, but businesses have an even greater responsibility where the environment is concerned.
However, for companies looking to go eco-friendly, it can be difficult to find ways to make a positive environmental impact without impacting business processes. That is unless you haven’t already explored sustainable packaging. So here are 4 easy ways to make your packaging eco-friendly so that your entire business can follow suit.
Reducing the volume of packaging materials
While packaging products for shipping contributes to the health of our planet, much of the potential for change comes from reducing the use of materials. Through clever design and manufacturing techniques, packaging can be shaped to fit your product snugly, eliminating any excess material.
In addition, choosing a minimalist and customized packaging solution for your products will support more than just your environmental goals as a business. By using tight-fitting packaging, your products will benefit from greater protection, thereby reducing the chance of damage during shipping, resulting in happier customers and a fully functioning business.
Offsetting packaging waste by planting trees
To maximize the eco-friendliness of your packaging, you must look beyond the packaging itself and where you buy it from. By thinking outside the box, you can get creative with ways to improve the environment.
For example, plant trees to offset any waste generated by packaging. At Taizy, we do everything we can to support the environment. As a result, we also make it easier for your business to make an impact.
Choosing a packaging supplier near you
When it comes to eco-friendly packaging, and often forgotten issue is not the actual packaging material itself, but where it comes from. Even if the packaging is 100% recyclable, easily compostable, and made from sustainable materials, the environmental benefits can quickly be overshadowed if the packaging must travel thousands of miles to reach your business.
To avoid this, businesses can begin their eco-friendly packaging journey by partnering with a local packaging supplier. In this way, you can deliver sustainable packaging products directly to your business without the carbon footprint associated with using overseas suppliers.
Not only will reducing long-distance inbound shipments have a positive impact on the environment, but you’ll find that it benefits your business from an economic standpoint as well. Shorter delivery times mean easier operations management, greater efficiency, and lower transportation costs. Who knew there were so many benefits to choosing a local provider?
Use innovative packaging products
If the above tips have been applied to your corporate packaging, that’s great, but there’s still a lot to consider when it comes to environmental protection. Especially with technology.
An interesting movement that is becoming more prevalent in the industry is innovative/smart packaging. This experimental market has and is still developing a plethora of useful additions to the packaging world. From smart labels that indicate the freshness of perishable goods to scannable recycling instructions, the packaging is now more interactive than ever before.
This has many benefits for the environment, including:
- Extending the shelf life of food and beverage products
- Reducing packaging waste across all industries
- Increased customer engagement with recycling
As a leading packaging solutions provider in China, Taizy prides itself on supporting other companies to reduce waste and implement environmentally friendly packaging solutions without breaking the bank. Our packaging expertise, extensive product range, and in-house design team allow us to come up with the best solution to suit your requirements.
If you are hoping to increase your brand awareness through eco-friendly packaging, contact us today. We would be happy to help your business achieve its goals.