The Importance of Sustainable Packaging: A Step Toward Greener Future

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  • Posted by: Kishan Pindoliya
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Every year, approximately 32% of the 78 million tons of plastic packaging manufactured ends up in our oceans, which is like dumping one garbage truck’s worth of plastic into the ocean every minute. This alarming rate is projected to double to two trucks per minute by 2030 and quadruple to four per minute by 2050.

What is Sustainable Packaging?

Sustainable Packaging is any type of product used to wrap, store, ship or shelve products. It minimises environmental impact while maintaining its functional requirements. It is beneficial, safe, and healthy for the consumer and wide community.

Importance of Sustainable Packaging:

Reduces Carbon Footprints – If the packaging is made from natural materials such as bamboo or FSC-approved paper or cardboard, it actively absorbs carbon from the environment, contributing to its reduction.

Biodegradable – Plastic undergoes slow biodegradation, requiring hundreds, if not thousands, of years to decompose, thereby releasing harmful chemicals during the process.

No Harmful Toxins – Ensure that our packaging products are free from harmful toxins, prioritising the health and safety of our customers and the environment.

Easily Reused and Recycled – Encouraging the reuse of packaging extends its lifespan, reducing the need for new materials and minimising its carbon footprint. Quality packaging can serve multiple purposes such as further packaging, storage, and creative arts and crafts, contributing to a sustainable cycle of resource utilisation.

What is Traditional Packaging?

Traditional Packaging means the usage of virgin materials in packaging for various industries. This may include materials such as plastic, cardboard, paper, metal, or glass, and the packaging is often designed for single-use purposes without much consideration for environmental impact or sustainability.

Disadvantages of Normal Packaging:

Deforestation – It is estimated that around 5 million trees are needed to create 2.5 billion shipping cartons.

Pollution – Toxic packaging waste, when disposed of in landfills, contaminates soil and water. Additionally, these substances contribute to air pollution when packaging materials are not recycled.

Sustainable packaging is not merely a trend but a crucial step towards building a greener and more sustainable future. By opting for eco-friendly materials, reducing waste, and embracing innovative recycling practices, we can significantly reduce the environmental impact of packaging on our planet. It’s a collective responsibility that requires the commitment of businesses, consumers, and policymakers alike. Together, we can pave the way for a world where packaging serves its purpose without compromising the health of our planet, ensuring a brighter and more sustainable future for generations to come.

Author: Kishan Pindoliya