Eco-friendly packaging is probably something you’ve heard a good dozen times as of late. This is something that people don’t understand though, since there is a lot of people who don’t understand product sustainability.
But here, we’ll go over the different parts of this kind of packaging, and what it means for projected stability for your packaging needs.
- There is a push for sustainability from the customers.
- Buyer behavior has changed a lot. they have a much wider scenario of what they want to have.
- When they purchase something, they want to make sure they’re not harming the environment by doing so.
- It’s more important now than ever before to understand why it matters to customers.
- Being functional is great and all, but if it’s harming the environment on a long-lasting level, this actually can impact how customers view the items, and of course whether or not they will even purchase your product.
Why do This?
This is something that companies are pretty much having to do.
Paying attention to the environment and even how it’s impacting society is a big part of this. It’s not something extra that you can think about for a minute and then lock it away. It’s something that you need to make a choice on top, not some sort of supplementary thing that won’t be good for you.
You want to make sure that you also do factor in the long-term effects of such too.
You can’t just declare your intent anymore either, since a lot of customers look into that, and they want to make sure that they aren’t contributing to the environmental decline with emissions as well.
Recycling, reducing the packaging, and the like is the first step to this as well.
Biodegradable is not Compostable
We see these two words actually being used as the same thing.
Except they’re not.
Biodegradable means that there is a chance that this will turn into carbon dioxide through organic organisms, who will use this type of organic waste to benefit themselves.
Biodegradable is not compostable because it may not fully disintegrate during your average composting instance.
In that case of course, it also means that it may not fully break down, even if it seems like it will be.
That’s the biggest difference. Composting will go away over a period of time. Biodegradable, although better for the planet and useful to some organisms, it’s not perfect.
Whether it’s metals, glass, paper, or even cellulose, the packaging of tomorrow must be sustainable for human health and the environment. The circularity of the packaging is one that follows the whole path, and everything is followed to a T before the materials are wasted, and the goal is to recycle and reuse them.
Future packaging will need to minimize the chance for this to transform into waste. There needs to be some regulation and consumers and the environment are asking for this as well. Creating this should also make sure that it can be recyclable, biodegradable, and if possible, compostable which is the mission that everyone must follow.
Some examples of this include creating compostable bags and boxes, which is being used to eliminate the plastic amounts in our world. Companies are looking for more and more ways. Whether or not this will prove to be viable will be told in due time, but remember that going green is now more powerful than ever, and something that many more companies are following than ever before, and something which may spark a newfound trend for many consumers as well.