Are you considering changing some protective packaging from plastic products to paper products? Environmental protection and environmental protection are under increasing pressure. Therefore, many companies are looking for ways to make the supply chain more sustainable. Checking your packaging is a good starting point!
It is made from sustainable resources
So far, one of the most important reasons for choosing paper packaging is that it is made from sustainable resources-trees. They can be replanted, so they will not affect the environment.
In addition, if you purchase packaging from a source approved by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), you can be confident that your materials are sourced responsibly.
It is recyclable and biodegradable
Paper is one of the most widely recycled materials in the UK. In fact, more than 70% of the materials used to make cardboard in my country are made of recycled paper. Waste paper is also often exported to other countries for recycling.
Popular with consumers
71% of consumers worry that packaging is generally harmful to the environment, so it is not surprising that almost 80% of consumers like paper because it is biodegradable.
Therefore, in addition to keeping your business green, paper can also enhance your brand reputation!
Provide good protection for your products
In addition to all the great environmental advantages provided by paper packaging, it also provides good protection for your products.
People have been arguing whether paper packaging is more environmentally friendly than plastic. Although it is generally believed that paper products are more environmentally friendly because they are made from renewable resources, the fact is not simple.
Although paper comes from trees from renewable resources, the paper making process requires a lot of energy. The greenhouse gas produced by the production of paper products is 3.5 times that of the production of plastic packaging. Harvesting trees also means fewer trees that absorb greenhouse gases. The amount of water used to produce paper bags is more than 25 times that of plastic bags, and the amount of solid waste generated is 7 times that of plastic bags.
In the past few years, technology has made tremendous progress, and the idea of plastics going directly to landfills is now a thing of the past.
Although plastic packaging may have a bad reputation, banning and using only paper products may have other adverse effects. Finally, we need to remember the way we use these products to make the biggest difference, not just the bag itself!
The most important decision you can make is to choose packaging that will not go to the landfill when you don’t need it, and choose a biodegradable option when there is no recyclable option.
Paper packaging is a more environmentally friendly alternative than plastic, but versatility is another reason to use it. Today, more and more companies are trying to innovate by providing paper packaging for various industries that are not yet widely used, such as the pharmaceutical industry and the luxury goods industry.
Plastic bags can only be recycled into more plastic bags. However, waste paper can be recycled into fiberboard, paper bags, packaging paper, etc. The newly improved paper bag can put dry food on the shelf to protect the food and the shelf. This can replace many plastic and glass containers. Paper bottles are also being developed for carbonated drinks and even milk. This trend can replace all kinds of aluminum cans and plastic bottles. Bio-based barrier materials can eventually replace plastics in many applications.