The adage “reduce, reuse, recycle” is a critical component of a growing movement towards living an environmentally-friendly lifestyle. Worldwide, many countries have already begun prohibiting single-use plastic objects such as drinking straws and plastic bags.
Between 2016-2017 in Australia alone, 5.66 billion single-use plastic bags were used. It’s only a matter of time until measures are taken to encourage environmentally-friendly packaging. The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation have already set their sights high by aiming for 100% reusable, recyclable, or biodegradable packaging across Australia by 2025.
That’s certainly ambitious, but even if it isn’t fully implemented by that year, it certainly doesn’t hurt to start thinking outside the box now by choosing environmentally-friendly packaging solutions. These five environmentally-friendly packaging solutions by Bang Packaging are a great place to start.
1. Tin Packaging
Reduce, reuse, recycle: which R does tin fit in with? All three! Tin has been used for millennia as a decorative metal or with copper to make bronze tools and arms. It’s a great choice for reusable packaging that reduces the need for plastics and it’s also recyclable.
Consider using a tin packages such as the Tin Cylinder with Lock Lid for selling tea-bags or a Tin Box for other small products like cologne, cookies, other food items, cd’s and or any valued product.
Consumers love the idea that they can reuse the package as storage for other items. Small tin containers are ideal for keeping bits and bobs in one place, and they’re especially attractive with a great logo or design.
As one of the most common types of commercially-used plastics, polypropylene may not appear to be the most environmentally-friendly material at first sight. One of its greatest benefits, however, is that it is in fact recyclable.
Bang Packaging can produce packaging and other goods with this durable, corrosion-resistant material that’s not only malleable and customisable to your needs but also produced sustainably.
3. Organic Fabrics
Many European countries have already begun prohibiting single-use plastic bags. Consequently, supermarkets and many retailers sell and encourage the use of coated cloth and other organic fabrics that are reusable and durable. The good news for you is that these bags tend to be used over and over again, making them great real estate for branding and design.
4. Biodegradeable Carton
Paper and board produced by Bang Packaging come from recycled options whenever possible. This means that environmentally-sensitive packaging options such as base & lid kraft cartons and or the two piece Gift Boxes can be used without having to worry about generating excessive waste. Recycled board is an ideal choice for a wide array of customisable packaging options and it’s also rigid and durable, thereby lending itself well to safely carrying many different types of products.
5. Recycled Paper
When properly disposed of, paper can take anywhere from 2-5 months to biodegrade. That makes paper and recycled paper sensible choices for those that are conscious of the environment and are looking to reduce needless waste. Products such as dyed uncoated paper are functional, stylish, and great quality.
Whenever possible, Bang Packaging uses recycled paper in its production processes, so you can rest assured that the minimum amount of environmental impact is being made to produce great-quality paper products for your business.
Contact Bang Packaging Today
Packaging doesn’t need to be perceived as inherently wasteful if you’re able to provide customers with products in packages that are either one or multiple of the reduce, reuse, recycle schema. Contact Bang Packaging to enquire about environmentally-friendly packaging solutions for your business and we’ll be happy to help you.