Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Packaging
What is sustainable packaging?
Sustainable packaging refers to all packaging solutions developed to reduce your company's environmental impact. These solutions include using renewable or recycled materials, the use of materials that are safe & healthy for individuals, and optimizing materials and energy used in the production of the packaging.
What is sustainable design in packaging?
Sustainable design is simply about creating more innovative product packaging which does as little harm to the environment as possible. Sustainable design lessens your company's environmental impact by increasing the amount of recycled material used in packaging designs, creating packaging solutions that use less energy, or designing packaging for a specific purpose.
Why is sustainable packaging important?
The primary importance of sustainable packaging is reducing the ecological footprint of all the stages in the product's life cycle. However, it also proves that you care about the environment and take action to reduce your company’s and customers’ environmental impact.
What types of packaging are environmentally friendly?
You can think about environmentally friendly packaging in three categories: recyclable, reusable, and reduced packaging. Reusable packaging is, as the name suggests, a type of packaging that can be cleaned and used again. Recyclable packaging refers to any material that can be recycled and go back to the production process again. Lastly, reduced packaging is more related to sustainable design as it suggests developing innovative types of packaging which reduce material and energy use.
What is the future of sustainable packaging?
Advancements in technology and machinery will positively affect the future of sustainable packaging, especially its cost-effectiveness. In addition, government legislation will continue to drive people to opt for products with eco-friendly packaging. Considering these, sustainable packaging is far from just a trend but the new and growing reality of our time and future.
Why should my business care about sustainable packaging?
Nowadays, more and more customers make choices based on the environmental impact of the products. This means that for every product you are not using eco-friendly packaging for, you are losing against your competitors. Sustainable packaging is an excellent start to meeting consumer needs and earning profit in the long run.
How can Intengine help my business with sustainable packaging?
Intengine brings you together with leading companies worldwide that offer sustainable packaging solutions. You can also find out more about eco-friendly packaging on the Intengine blog.