Each and every year more than 300 million tonnes of plastic waste is produced around the globe.
The vast majority of this plastic waste is single-use, non-degradable plastic that ends up in a landfill or in our oceans.
It’s vital that we do what we can to reduce the amount of plastic waste in the world. While also appeasing the growing number of environmentally conscious consumers.
Switching from plastic to paper
The average lifespan of plastic is anywhere between 450 to 1000 years.
The average lifespan of paper?
That is pretty damning evidence that paper packaging is a better alternative to plastic packaging.
Cardboard boxes are most common form of paper packaging.
The most popular types of cardboard boxes are corrugated boxes, rigid boxes and folding cartons.
These boxes serve a variety of products for companies of all shapes and sizes.
Whether that’s for jewellery, clothing, books, electronics or any other product, boxes are an ideal alternative to plastic packaging.
But what are some of the other benefits of paper-based packaging?
Paper is much more sustainable than plastic
We can not stress this enough.
The major benefit of cardboard boxes is their ability to be recycled. Consumers can make their purchase knowing that the packaging can be disposed of responsibly in the recycling bin.
But the process doesn’t stop when you throw your cardboard packaging in the recycling bin. More often than not, the recycled item is repurposed and used again for other cardboard packaging or boxes.
Here at Ace Packaging, we have a range of packaging options that are made from recycled materials. These recycles boxes are perfect for a range of products and offer the same quality as a regular box.
Sustainable is in
Millennials are at the forefront of the sustainable movement that’s changing consumer behaviour for good.
From free-range meats to vegan clothing, millennials are leading the way in shaping a sustainable world with their lifestyle and behaviour.
A recent study found that 61% of millennials would be willing to pay more for sustainable products opposed to 55% for Gen X and 46% of baby boomers. This trend is indicative of why brands, like yours, should be willing to offer more sustainable packaging options for your customers.
Paper-based packaging is the eco-friendly alternative that will satisfy your growing number of demanding green consumers.
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