With virtually countless products being packaged and sold every day in Australia, it’s important that businesses think about the impact that their packaging has not only on their business, but also their customers, communities, and the environment. Responsible packaging has a wide range of benefits, but too many businesses ignore the negative impacts of excess, wasteful packaging.
Whether you’re looking to cut costs or you want to have less of a negative impact on the environment, there are plenty of reasons why you should re-evaluate your current product packaging. At Bang Packaging, we understand how to maximise packaging effectiveness while minimising waste. Here are some top reasons why businesses should reduce packaging waste.
First and foremost, reducing packaging waste has a direct impact on the environment. The less packaging material that’s wasted means less packaging ends up in landfills or in our environment. Reducing plastic waste is extremely important, as plastic can take thousands of years to decompose. Even making the switch from plastic to a biodegradable material can make a major difference.
Businesses should also think of ways to reduce paper packaging waste as well. While paper decomposes much faster than plastic, it still impacts the environment negatively when businesses use paper products irresponsibly. Excess paper packaging means more trees are cut down for paper production. Re-assessing your current packaging needs to streamline and simplify your packaging allows you to have a positive impact on our environment.
Not only will you be able to help the environment, but you’ll also be able to cut down on your business expenses. When you simplify your packaging and reduce packaging waste, you’re saving your business countless dollars that can be allocated to other areas of the business. Just because you’re spending less money on packaging doesn’t mean that your packaging is less effective.
For example, you may assess a current product packaging and find a way to design a new package that reduces the amount of material needed by 25%. If you’re packaging thousands of products, those savings can quickly add up. You don’t need to sacrifice quality and functionality in order to save money – it all comes down to smart packaging design.
Better Public Image
Consumers care about more than just the cost of a product. If a business isn’t using sustainable packaging methods, there are plenty of consumers that will purchase a competitor’s product. When you actively work to reduce your overall packaging waste, your business will have a better public image.
Have a positive impact on the environment and cut down on costs all while potentially gaining new customers that appreciate businesses that make decisions with the environment in mind.
Ways to Reduce Packaging Waste
There are a few ways that you can reduce your packaging waste, including.
- Package redesigns to use less material
- Switching to biodegradable products
- Packaging items in sets rather than individually
Taking just one of these steps and implementing it into your business can save your business money while helping the environment.
At Bang Packaging, we believe in sustainable business practices. Whether you’re looking for a simple upgrade to your existing packaging or you need a complete packaging overhaul, our team of designers can help. We offer a wide range of packaging styles and materials. We’ll work with you one on one to understand your product and vision to create a custom packaging plan that’s right for your business.
For more information on how Bang Packaging can help you create packaging that’s efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective, contact the team at Bang Packaging today.