When Should You Be Using Sustainable Packaging?

We find ourselves amidst a global crisis as our planet grapples with an overwhelming surge of waste. The oceans are burdened with mounting plastic, and landfills are increasingly piling up past their limit, signaling the unsustainable levels of waste we generate. While the urgent need for change becomes increasingly evident, the path to effectively instigate change remains unclear for many. Where does one begin?

A compelling starting point is the reduction of plastic packaging. Too much plastic packaging is produced to secure and transport goods globally. Fueled by the surge in e-commerce consumerism, there is no sign of slowing down. Many view this packaging, along with its resulting waste, as an unavoidable necessity to provide consumers with life’s essentials in a secure and cost-effective manner. That said, there are ways to make this process more sustainable.

Manufacturers can respond to the growing consumer demand for change by transitioning to sustainable packaging practices. By implementing a closed-loop cycle system where manufacturers optimize environmentally friendly materials for production, utilization, and recovery through recycling, manufacturers can reuse the same materials in subsequent production cycles, creating a much more sustainable source for materials.

To learn more about how these recycling processes work and how sustainable packaging can reduce our waste output, read on to the accompanying infographic.

When Should You Be Using Sustainable Packaging? an infographic provided by Eagle Flexible Packaging, a company specializing in sustainable flexible packaging

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