Eco-friendly, biodegradable, reusable eCommerce packaging is a straight forward and relatively easy eco improvement for any online businesses.
Much of the focus in recent years has been on bio-degradable packaging, particularly bio-degradable food packaging. The rise of the eCommerce industry means that all online businesses should now focus on sustainable packaging options as standard.
Eco-friendly postage packaging
Environmentally friendly packaging can have a significant impact on the carbon footprint of an online business. Whether you focus on re-usable packaging or biodegradable packaging, having more sustainable packaging options can both reduce environmental impact and also improve customer sentiment with your brand.
Online stores send thousands of packages across the globe. If every business used eco packaging, the impact would be huge. By reducing plastic and other non-recyclable materials, and increasing the use of sustainable materials, eco packaging offers a massive win for the planet.
Eco-friendly packaging ideas
Eco packaging needs to focus on several key factors. Reducing the materials used while also ensuring materials are as sustainable as possible is an excellent place to start. Any single-use product, however, has an unnecessary carbon footprint, and so focusing on reusable packaging and how we can re-use or eliminate eCommerce packaging should be a long term aim.
While Biodegradable packaging seems like a great solution, the reality is that we don’t currently have the industrial scale of recycling facilities required to process this. The truth is more than likely much of this bio-degradable packaging ends up in landfill where conditions are not sufficient to allow the material to break down.