The Importance of Sustainable Packaging

Sustainable Packaging is Crucial for Your Business’s Future

More customers are looking for businesses to be more environmentally conscious. You can take a step towards a more sustainable business by taking a closer look at your packaging materials.

An impressive 86% of consumers among younger generations showed a willingness to pay more for sustainable packaging. So, not only will you cater to consumer desires, but you could also be putting more money in your pocket.

What is Sustainable Packaging?

Sustainable packaging refers to the use of materials and design practices that have a reduced impact on the environment throughout the lifecycle of the product. These packaging options aim to minimize waste generation, conserve resources, and decrease the overall environmental footprint associated with packaging.

Perhaps the most sustainable material on the market is corrugated board. It is used to make everything from custom boxes to retail displays and more. Most corrugated packaging is made up of around 70% to 100% recycled materials.

Corrugated Helps Avoid the Environmental Impact of Traditional Packaging

Non-sustainable packaging poses many issues to the environment. Between harmful chemicals and the inability to break down, non-sustainable packaging has long-term, negative effects on the environment and the health and safety of wildlife and humans.

Single-use plastics have been around for decades and are known for their convenience. However, they are becoming a massive issue for wildlife and the environment. These plastics end up in landfills and the oceans, causing animals to confuse them for food, resulting in them choking or filling their stomachs with toxins. These products also contain harmful chemicals that are associated with health risks in humans and wildlife, including cancers, birth defects, and immune system suppression.

Plastics also pose the issue of resource depletion. They start as fossil fuels that are turned into different products for human use. Using these fossil fuels to create plastic materials diminishes their presence in nature, prohibiting their use for other things like heating, lighting, and power.

Landfills are also filling up at a rapid rate. The use of plastics, which don’t fully degrade in landfill environments or take exceptionally long to do so, fills up available landfill space and never goes away. Sustainable materials are biodegradable and can be recycled into other things, keeping materials out of landfills.

Trash and microplastics also end up in the ocean, choking sea life and ruining their environment. Oceans aren’t the only ecosystems that are suffering from non-sustainable packaging and trash, every ecosystem is riddled with waste left by humans.

Plastics don’t fully break down and end up as microplastics, which can be found in water supplies and food products. Many chemicals found in plastics are known to disrupt hormones, cause reproductive problems, infertility, and cancer.

Benefits of Adopting Sustainable Packaging for Your Brand

Sustainable or eco-friendly packaging is beneficial for humans, wildlife, and ecosystems alike. Throughout its lifecycle, it is safe and healthy for use by all individuals and communities. Since corrugate is made from recycled materials, it keeps garbage out of landfills.

Utilizing eco-friendly packaging for your business develops your image as an environmentally-responsible company. This image creates trust with your customer base and may even help draw in new customers who value sustainable companies. It may even reduce your cost since you can reuse corrugated time and time again, and it is lightweight, saving you money and time on logistics.

Work with Tyoga Container for Your Sustainable Packaging Needs

Tyoga Container knows how important sustainability is, which is why we offer high-quality, recyclable corrugated packaging. Our products are more colorful, lighter, stronger, easier to assemble, and more cost-effective than other options. Custom solutions can help bring your brand to sustainable packaging.

If you are ready to enhance your packaging and become sustainable, reach out to our team today.