If you want to make a switch this year to being a more sustainable company, a smart move to make is choosing eco-friendly industrial packaging. Packaging materials that are recyclable or biodegradable offer many benefits to both you and your customers. They also make your business more sustainable and successful in the long run. Here’s why you should considering adding value to your branding by using natural industrial packaging this year.
You’re probably well-versed in the importance of presenting your product in an aesthetically pleasing way. Everything you ship out is also packed safely so that it doesn’t break. What you might not have considered is how many resources it actually takes to create those packaging materials. Packing and shipping products carefully can require tons of supplies and components — and if you’re not careful, they can end up taxing the environment.
Eco-friendly Industrial Packaging Reduces Your Carbon Footprint
A carbon footprint is the amount of carbon let into the atmosphere by your company due to the consumption of fossil fuels — and carbon has been shown to be harmful to the environment. Choose to use packaging materials that have been recycled from other sources. You can cut down on the natural resources required to create your packaging. This will ultimately impact the environment less. Many of the products at Paper Mart are made with recycled and/or natural content, such as these padded paper mailers and these snap seal brown mailing tubes, which means they used significantly less energy and fewer resources for their production.
Make Disposal Easier for Your Customers
When customers buy your products, they usually aren’t after the packaging — they want what’s inside! You can make it easy for them to discard the packages by making them out of biodegradable material. Biodegradable materials can be completely broken down and reabsorbed by the Earth. Customers can simply discard the packages in their compost pile (or even bury them, knowing that they will completely degrade over time). Making disposal of packaging easy and convenient for consumers also boosts your reputation and encourages them to buy more often. Two examples of completely biodegradable products available at Paper Mart are anti-static biodegradable loose fill and natural excelsior shredded wood.
Reduce Your Usage of Plastics
Plastic has been shown to be incredibly versatile, but it can also be harmful to people’s health, particularly if it is used to contain edible items (food, drink, etc.). Choose eco-friendly packaging at your company and reduce your usage of plastics! They pose health hazards to those who handle them regularly (and consume from them). The environment is unable to break down plastic. Plastic has contributed greatly to the pollution of our oceans, and you can ensure you don’t make the problem worse by avoiding them entirely. Rather than use plastic boxes and containers for your food, try eco-friendly replacements like these Bio-Plus Earth Kraft Take-Out Boxes and Molded Fiber Clamshell Take-Out Containers, which are recyclable and biodegradable.
Boost Your Brand’s Reputation
Caring about the Earth is helpful for the planet and for everyone who calls it home. In addition, showing the public that you care can be beneficial for your company’s reputation. By using natural industrial packaging materials made from recyclable materials — especially those that are biodegradable — your company can show you not only make high-quality products but that you are responsible and have concerns beyond bringing in revenue. Using eco-friendly industrial packaging (like recycled wrapping tissue paper and brown and gray chipboard sheets) can also help bring in customers who are looking to do business with companies who are eco-friendly.
Commit to packaging your products in eco-friendly packaging! Use fewer materials in your packaging in general. When you need to buy packing, look for eco-friendly industrial packaging. Save money on packaging costs by using fewer materials. It may also help you save money on shipping costs. Smaller shipments cost less to transport. They allow for higher quantities to fit in shipping containers, on pallets, on store shelves, and in storage warehouses.
How about another great way to save money on packaging and minimize material waste? Try using recycled newspaper to pad or cushion your products. Here at Paper Mart, we sell high quantities of recycled newspapers to help our customers pack their products. We also sell newsprint paper sheets (in both fine cut and rough cut), which is unprinted paper that is usually used for wrapping breakable items or cushioning packages for shipment.
If you are looking to package your products in eco-friendly industrial packaging this year, start by checking out the products on sale here at Paper Mart. We like to consider ourselves one of the most environmentally friendly places to fulfill all your packing needs. Paper Mart has a large selection of packaging that is made from recycled and biodegradable materials. We all need to do what we can to be better to the environment. Try shifting your focus to a more eco-friendly one. You can help save money, save the environment, and boost your reputation with customers and potential customers.