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When Should You Be Using Sustainable Packaging?

We are facing a global crisis as the world around us fills with waste. As plastic continues to pile up in the ocean and more and more garbage is being poured into landfills, it’s clear the level of waste we continually produce is unsustainable. While the necessity for change is becoming clearer each day, the means to effectively enact change is still unclear for many. Where do we even start? Reducing plastic packaging would be a great starting place. Every year, 78 million tons of plastic packaging is produced to secure and deliver goods around the world. Driven by the rise of e-commerce consumerism, this figure has grown rapidly and is projected to swell over the upcoming years. Many see this packaging — and its subsequent waste — as a necessary evil to supply consumers with life’s essentials in a safe and cost-effective manner. Manufacturers can respond to these rising consumer demands by making the switch to sustainable packaging. What is sustainable packaging? This is a process in which a manufacturer establishes a closed loop cycle system wherein healthy materials are optimized for production, utilization and recovery through recycling. With these processes, manufacturers can then utilize the same materials for the next production cycle, creating a much more sustainable source for materials. For more information on how these processes work, be sure to read on to the infographic accompanying this post.

When Should You Be Using Sustainable Packaging? an infographic provided by Eagle Flexible Packaging, a company specializing in flexible packaging products

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