Lately, it’s common to see news articles, Facebook posts, and documentaries that revolve around the dangers of plastic – and all the packaging that comes from it. Thankfully, the world seems to be waking up. Some cities have already decided to “go green” by introducing reusable shopping bags and – most importantly – by abolishing plastic bags once and for all. Boston is one of the pioneers of this revolution and hopefully, many other cities will follow the example, in the hopes that one day every city will promote eco-packaging.
Eco-packaging goes beyond mere plastic bags, as it involves a wider portion of the market, namely that of shipping containers, boxes, envelopes, et cetera. And even if it is not clear to many, eco-packaging is slowly saving our Earth. Companies like EcoEnclose strive in order to produce eco-friendly packaging materials with the aim of converting more and more companies to this new approach, with the ultimate goal of saving our planet – or at least, making it better.
But what are the major benefits of eco-packaging, and why is it saving our Earth?
1. Decreases Your Carbon Footprint
Since eco-packaging is made of recycled waste materials that can be easily disposed of, no resources are involved in the process and, therefore, you can’t consume them. If you use eco-friendly packaging, you’re not “wasting” what the Earth offers to you, and your carbon footprint decreases.
2. No Harmful Plastics
Choosing eco-friendly packaging not will significantly decrease the amount of waste plastic that you produce. Moreover, in the long run, it will reduce the amount of energy and harmful chemicals used in the production of plastic itself, thus not only benefitting the Earth but your health too.
With eco-packaging, you don’t have to worry about animals being harmed due to your waste. Eco-packaging will naturally deteriorate without harming the environment.
4. Easy Disposal
Due to its biodegradability, eco-friendly packaging is easy to manage and to dispose of, as it can be compostable, recyclable or even both.
5. Reduced, Reused And Recycled Sustainably
Reduce: Using thinner but tougher materials, thus minimizing waste.
Reuse: Many eco-friendly packaging solutions are reusable, and most companies encourage the reuse too.
Recycle: Obviously, eco-friendly packaging is made from recycled materials and can also be recycled. It minimizes production costs while at the same time helping the environment.
More and more companies are slowly transitioning to sustainable packaging. Hopefully, one day, every company will share this love towards the Earth. At Going2Natural, we only use eco-friendly packaging. We fully support the companies that produce it because, in the end, we all have the same goal. Making the World a better place.