According to a consumer survey, 9 out of 10 consumers would choose paper-based packaging or labels over other packaging materials because paper is one of the easiest and most common to recycle. As much as 70% of paper is recycled each year. Curb side recycling, community recycling stations and workplace recycle bins have made it easier than ever to recycle.
Everyone is painfully aware of the consequences of badly managed plastic waste disposal and organizations worldwide are getting more and more aware of the urgency to take action to resolve the crisis. The sooner the better, companies can make the decision to help create a cleaner and greener future today. If you want to be a precursor in this revolution, much like when Holland and Barret made the switch to sustainable packaging, you will need a great alternative for your existing plastic packaging. If you want packaging that guarantees safe protection of your goods then paper is the way to go. Its protective powers make sure that your product will reach its destination without any marks, dents or breakages. Wrap or cushion the product in paper and you will make sure that it is protected against the forces caused by falling, shaking or bumping. It is also flexible enough to make sure that you can fold it into every shape to protect the most vulnerable parts of any object.
However the concern many have is; will environmentally friendly packaging maintain the current levels of protection?
We probably don’t have to tell you this, but making the switch to paper packaging is also very sustainable. It is made out of wood: a completely natural material that is entirely biodegradable and recyclable. Paper can be reused at least seven times, and even when it’s totally at the end of its run, the waste comprises of completely non-toxic fibres. What’s more most of our paper products are FSC® certified guaranteeing the responsible management of the forests in the supply chain ensuring the paper you use is as green as it can get! Sure, paper is protective, flexible and sustainable, but you probably want to know about appearance too: is paper packaging pleasing on the eye? Well, of course it is! Paper is a material with many faces, very easy to modify to your taste and the style of your company. It can even communicate an air of luxury -no matter how you want your paper packaging to look, it always helps your company comply with the Government’s Plastic Packaging Tax.
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