Vacuum bags are especially good for products with an expiration date. But for as many goods as plastic heat seal bags keep out of the landfill, the bags themselves inevitably become waste. For particularly eco-conscious consumers, a lot of packaging actually makes the product less valuable. Here we are going to discuss the advantages of eco-friendly packaging.
Tons of garbage is generated from discarded packaging materials every week in America, and many people are not about to start recycling plastic wrappers. Non-biodegradable packaging – emphasizing plastics – clogs our landfills, increases the cost of waste management, and toxifies the environment. Thankfully, there are indeed biodegradable materials such as polylactic acid polymers, that function a lot like conventional plastics used in packaging, but which don’t come with the environmental challenges.
Eco-friendly packaging appeals greatly to environmentally conscious consumers, especially to those who find recycling inconvenient or unavailable. Being able to advertise that your products are packaged in biodegradable or renewable materials can give your products a competitive edge.
Eco-friendly packaging can cover a variety of needs. From thin film wrappers, to sturdy forms, to packing peanuts, environmentally-safe packaging is expanding to meet the demands of many industries.
Finally, another way to reduce the waste generated from packaging is simply to reduce the need to open sealed packages. In particular, weighing out products like tea, tobacco, or medical marijuana often requires cutting open the heat-sealed bag to weigh the contents, before packaging the contents yet again. Packaging bag brands such as KnowBagz make it easy to see the weight of the bag itself to deduct from the weight of the package, saving time, product, and packaging material.