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Summary: Discover ways to incorporate sustainable business practices with eco-friendly packaging and learn more about biodegradable seed paper that will not only reduce waste, but give back to the environment and benefit important species.
When it comes to sustainable business practices, sustainable eco packaging is a great place to start when greening up your business. Packaging is everywhere and more often that not you will find excess materials that were unnecessary, and often not even recyclable, involved. It may be difficult to assess just how much landfill waste is generated from product packaging alone, but you don't have to look much further than your own trash at home to see the scale of it and know that zero-waste packaging is the way of the future.
Businesses and organizations everywhere are making environmental practices a part of their company culture at every level so solutions are everywhere. It's a good time to shop green! Not to mention that the benefits of choosing sustainable packaging options are hard to ignore.
Packaging World stated that:
“consumers view sustainable packaging options as a “simple” measure that all manufacturers can take, and therefore, a minimum requirement for all products, even if the product itself does not resonate as sustainable"
Here's a brief look at how to achieve sustainable eco packaging:
Way to make your packaging more eco-friendly
- Use materials that are biodegradable to reduce waste
- Use materials made from recycled post-consumer content.
- If plastics are used, choose those made from renewable resources such as corn.
- Reduce excess packaging material and make it is as small as possible
- Ensure materials are safe and non-toxic
- Confirm it was produced with sustainable production practices
- Make sure it doesn’t affect natural eco-systems in a negative way
- It’s good for the planet
- It attracts consumers and sets you apart from competitors.
- It shows that you care about the environment and are doing good business.
- It usually is smaller and light weight so that you save on shipping costs.
Plantable Seed Paper Eco Packaging
Seed paper eco packaging is a zero-waste solution for products that require traditional paper packaging such as small boxes, belly bands, inserts and box filler. Made with post-consumer materials embedded with seeds, this biodegradable paper doesn't leave any waste behind and will grow into something that will actually have a positive impact on the environment. As pollinator plants, wildflowers are incredibly beneficial to important species such as declining honeybee populations.
When you use seed paper packaging, you are actually giving something back to the Earth.
In today’s world it is impossible to avoid some negative impacts on the environment when doing business but there ways to offset them by choosing initiatives to help counteract the negative effects. Inviting consumers to plant your packaging is a fun and memorable way to do that!
Created with biodegradable materials, seed paper is embedded with NON-GMO seeds that grow wildflowers, herbs, or vegetables when planted in a pot or garden. Learn more about how you can incorporate this special eco-friendly paper into your next corporate promotion by subscribing to our newsletter, and download our full Seed Paper Promotions Catalogs.