The movement to focus more on business sustainability has been gaining momentum for a few years now. Many companies around the world have jumped on the bandwagon towards reducing their carbon footprints by using sustainable products. The problem is, at least from the environment’s point of view, that things may not be happening fast enough. Companies have been picking areas in their organizations to optimize, while keeping the functioning style of the other areas unchanged.
As we all know, big changes are required, across all sections of companies, to make any real impact. One of the more easily doable of these changes is the switch to sustainable packaging supplies. The products are already available, and the switch does not really impact the actual company product in any way. On top of that, the switch does come with a lot of benefits. Of course, the positive impact on the environment is one of those benefits, but that is not the only one. Below, we discuss the benefits of making the switch to sustainable packaging for companies.
1. Lessen Carbon Footprint
Carbon footprint, calculated for an individual or an organization, is the amount of carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds released in the atmosphere due to the use of fossil fuels. With the implementation of sustainable packaging, your organization will end up using lesser packaging materials thanks to the focus on making the production of packaging products as efficient as possible.
Lesser packaging materials will mean lesser use of resources to make those products, and lesser use of resources will mean a smaller carbon footprint for your organization. More efficient processes for transporting of the packaging materials, as a result of sustainable packaging, will also result in reducing the carbon footprint of the organization.
2. More Space
With sustainable packaging, your organization will end up using lesser packaging materials that also tend to be lighter. This will mean that the amount of space required to store all the packaging materials will also go down. This, in turn, would mean more space to store your actual products.
Lesser space occupied by the packaging materials will also mean fewer trips made to deliver all the packaging material from the sourcing facility to the packaging area. This means either cost savings on the transportation of the packaging materials, or more space available in the transport vehicle to deliver other business related products.
3. Lesser Toxins
The focus on the kinds of chemicals that our packaging materials contain is on the high. Consumers are worried about packaging materials that contain a lot of toxins because it can directly impact the quality of the products packed. This can have direct and severe health implications for the consumers.
With sustainable packaging, you can put all of these consumer worries to rest as your packing materials will be free of all toxins and other harmful chemicals. In some industries, toxin-free packaging is one of the most important prerequisite that all consumers expect the company to offer.
4. Increase Sales
In the market today, any marketing advantage that a company enjoys over its competitors can result in big improvement in the sales numbers for the company. A company switching to sustainable packaging has a great marketing USP that they can leverage to further create more brand affinity for their products in the minds of their consumers. This increase in affinity can have a direct and major impact on the overall sale of the products.
5. Increased Savings
As we have already seen above, the switch to using sustainable packaging can help save a business lots and lots of money. From lowered production costs of the packaging materials to lowered transportation and storage costs, there is huge potential to save by making the switch to sustainable packaging.
The move from traditional to sustainable packaging has all sorts of benefits for the company. And to top all the benefits, there is the happiness of knowing your business has had a positive impact on the environment.