“Green packaging is designed to be less bulky, and it is made using biodegradable and compostable materials. It may also be manufactured using recycled materials. It’s manufactured using environmentally friendlier methods that help conserve natural resources and keep millions of tons of methane and carbon dioxide out of the air.”(airseacontainers.com)

Since the advent of going green, companies are finding ways to be more eco-friendly such as improving the packaging and the materials on which they use and more appealing to their consumer base. In the past, companies never really saw the advantages of changing their structure to “green.” Many companies saw it as a disadvantage such as hurting their sales.

In more recent years, many companies are switching to eco-friendly packaging which can bring great advantages to any business or company. Most businesses are looking to go green with their packaging. With this it can help to sustain the environment from unnecessary waste. It can also help the company save money while making the company more appealing to consumers.

Environmentally friendly packaging can help reduce the waste that ends up in our forests and oceans. “With e-commerce quickly becoming the most popular shopping method, consumers have more packages coming to their homes than they know what to do with. When you use eco-friendly containers for shipping, you make it easier for your consumers to get rid of all those packages. Compostable and recyclable containers are much easier to dispose of than those that are not, and even when they do end up in landfills, they’ll break down much faster than their non-compostable, non-biodegradable counterparts.”(airseacontainers.com)

It is more important than ever to take steps to reduce your impact on the environment. Switching to eco-friendly packaging materials is an easy and cost-effective way to lower the waste of harmful materials being sent out. Doing so also enables you to expand your customer base by showing that you are committed to environmental responsibility.

Eco-friendly packaging materials are versatile enough to suit any application. It doesn’t matter what business the company is in making the switch can pose a great asset and investment for the company. Many companies are seeing the advantages of switching to eco-friendly packaging.

Works Cited

Five Reasons Businesses Should Use Eco-Friendly Packaging

Essay by: Quinta Miller
University of Phoenix

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