Assess the kind of product container you are using for your products
You must provide your customers with containers that can be reused or recycled multiple times. For instance, you can switch from plastic containers to glass. Having a good quality packaging design attracts your customers to reuse your containers. In this case, you promote minimalism too, which is both eco-friendly and cool!
Recycle whenever you can
Reusing the outer boxes and inner packaging materials as and when you can, will help you reduce your packaging expenses and it will reduce wastage! Additionally, you can also re-design or find ways to make your packaging box sturdier and more sustainable. This is a great way to decompose less waste on the planet.
Make your over-all packaging more eco-friendly
The little things when done consistently make a huge difference. The packaging isn’t just about the outer boxes but also the inner material used to wrap the products as well as the tape used to bind the packaging box! For instance, you can use biodegradable bubble wrap for your inner packaging and plant-based packing tape for your packages. For the sake of your labels, you can use recycled shipping labels. Everything that we use in our packaging must be chosen consciously keeping in mind the impact our actions can have on the environment.
Imagine the chunks of wastage you can avoid by making these little changes! Although it may look small for a day, all of these little shifts can make a huge difference over a few years.
So, to conclude I’d say eco-friendly packaging is not just about being trendy or cool, but the need of the hour. We must take a hard look at our actions and their implications and make the right choices. It is our moral responsibility to give back to the community and switching to eco-friendly packaging solutions is not just cost-effective, but more humane.
Every small shift we make today can help us avoid the catastrophe that our future generations could face due to our ignorance and sleep-walking. So, I encourage everyone to become more aware and switch to eco-friendly packaging and save the planet!