However, the unfortunate truth is that packaging is often viewed as waste. Even worse, packaging often ends up this way too. Therefore a key consideration of good packaging design involves recycled packaging and the generation of less waste following the end of its’ useful life, whilst still helping end-consumers to u se it and the contained products efficiently.
There are effectively three main types that Green Stationery Company considers environmentally friendly packaging:
1. Reusable / returnable packaging: This is any form of packaging that can be cleaned and re-used. An example most people would be aware of is glass milk bottles are simply cleaned and reused. However, this can apply to a wide range of supply chain products too, including plastics such as totes and handling containers.
2. Recyclable packaging: This is packaging made of materials that can be used again, usually after processing. Recyclable materials include glass, metal, card, paper and – increasingly – certain plastics. However, plastic free office is also encouraged these days.
3. Biodegradable packaging: This covers any packaging and material will easily break down in the soil or the atmosphere.
Bio bubble wrap has been designed to break down quickly in landfill without leaving any harmful residues. This wrap is not only a great product for protecting your items, but for protecting the environment as well. Besides switching to recyclable packaging materials, there are other ways in which working with experienced packaging designers can aid the sustainability of our packaging.
Focusing on materials can also result in – with careful design and testing – a pack which performs as well but uses a much lighter grade of corrugated. The packaging designers can in fact utilize software that can calculate the stresses and loads that our packaging is likely to experience in the supply chain, which then allows selection of the optimum strength of material.
Business Name: Green Stationery
Address: 2 Cleveland Terrace, Bath, BA1 5DF
Phone No.: 01225 480556