2/15/2021 / Food Packaging
While plastic is the most widely used material for packaging, it often has an adverse environmental impact. Biodegradable, non-plastic packaging and organic, eco-friendly plastic products have started to emerge as alternatives to traditional plastic packaging in recent years.
Biodegradable packaging is made using biopolymers, which are chemicals like cellulose and proteins that are also in living organisms. This ensures that they can be safely consumed, rapidly degraded, and often produced from waste plant products.
Also read: The 5 Key Benefits Of Eco-Friendly Packaging
Biodegradable packaging is far more environmentally friendly than traditional plastic packaging. Some factors that make biodegradable packaging materials a more eco-friendly option are:
Since these items could be reused and repurposed, it is beneficial and cost-effective for many industries that involve packaging. The adaptable nature of the packaging allows it to be used for packing items such as food, electronic items, etc.
Packing products with traditional plastic causes environmental pollution, global warming, litter around public places, and causes health problems when used with food. Using biodegradable products reduces the usage of petrochemical products and harmful plastics.
Biodegradable packaging uses recycled waste, reducing resource consumption.
When disposed of, biodegradable packaging can be used as compost or recycled.
Biodegradable plastic food packaging, industrial packaging, and non-food eco-friendly packaging are beneficial for businesses because of the following factors:
Biodegradable packaging creates a great impression of your company as this showcases your sense of responsibility towards the environment. 78% of customers (mostly young adults) react more positively towards products with biodegradable packaging.
Consumers prefer easily disposable biodegradable packaging that can be recycled or composted. For example, shredding is an effective and eco-friendly method to dispose of biodegradable packaging items.
Lower production costs: Biodegradeable packaging generally uses fewer resources to manufacture lighter and stronger packaging materials, thereby reducing overall production costs. Also, the packaging is often specially coated with certain materials to improve their durability, enabling them to be reused. A business can recycle packaging by diverting refuse from landfills, thus cutting down on the costs of new materials.
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