There is more than one recipe for eco-packaging. Find out what eco-friendly packaging is all about and why you should choose the green side!
Plastic is not always a bad thing
The situation is as follows: E-stores abandon non-organic packages. And the plastic (from the packaging to its filling) must be reused many times. And if it can’t – it’s simply dropped, as then it’s nothing but littering the planet. After all, it can easily be replaced by something better for the environment and not necessarily more expensive at all.
Electronics in parcels?
Polish scientists are already working on – pay attention – reusable smart packaging, which will contain electronic elements, making it possible to eliminate traditional shipping labels. More than that – this smart packaging for ecommerce will memorize, for example, such information as… shocks, falls, and will also make it possible to reduce the time of filling out documents related to the shipment.
However, it will take a while before this project hits the commercial market. That doesn’t change the fact that we can already implement great solutions that the planet will be thankful for.
Eco-friendly packaging – what is it about?
As you can see, a change in mindset is happening, and what? You want to stay behind? You can’t afford it, after all, you don’t want to lose out to the competition. Because if you’re not moving forward, you’re moving backwards.
All right, but how do you identify eco-friendly packaging? As we mentioned above – it should be free of plastic, and if it’s not, it should be reusable. However, eco-packaging is usually made of environmentally friendly materials. But this is not the only determinant, as there are many more. Let’s focus on the most common ones – various icons are printed on the packaging to signify, for example:
- that they are plastic-free,
- that they are reusable,
- local production.
What is important, as early as when designing the packaging, it is necessary to assume what will specifically happen to it after use – it can, for example, serve as… a doll’s house, as we learn from the report on trends dominating the current year, according to the packaging manufacturer zapakuj.to. In addition, packaging can be given a second life, completely spontaneously, for instance, it can be used as a shopping bag, a beauty box, etc.
Eco-friendly packaging is also one for which less material is used, which reduces its weight and at the same time reduces production costs! As you can see, ‘ecological’ also means ‘economical’.
Eco-packaging for e-commerce only with eHOPI!
Here’s what using eco-friendly packaging can do: keep in line with trends, lower costs and a modern company image all in one! We’ll help you achieve this, all you need to do is outsource the packaging process of your store’s orders to us. So – are you in? Join the eco-packaging trend and be eHOPI!