It’s hard to believe, but packaging accounts for one third of all trash in the United States. Most packaging that ends up in landfills can’t be recycled or degrade on its own. But packaging doesn’t have to be so wasteful. That’s why Orora is committed to helping customers find ways to decrease the effects packaging has on the environment.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: 10 Ways To Create More Sustainable Packaging Designs
December 10, 2018
By focusing on the three Rs of Sustainability – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - we’ve outlined 10 ways to create more sustainable packaging designs.
- Reduce the amount of packaging material used
43% of consumers believe products are over-packaged or contain too much packaging material. Often, companies use too much packaging, package products incorrectly, or haven’t considered, newer more sustainable alternatives to the materials they have used for years. It is important to audit what you are packaging and how it is shipped in order to evaluate new alternatives that can reduce the overall amount of packaging material used. For example, switching from a multi-box master pack of one large box filled with multiple smaller boxes to shrink film when shipping products to a store to be sold on retail shelves can dramatically reduce the amount of packaging materials used.