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Five Emerging Types of Sustainable Packaging Companies

What started as a debate on ecological modernization in the 1980s has been translated into a burgeoning trend. Thanks to the growing number of modern day businesses practicing sustainable solutions in the areas of procurement, manufacturing, distribution, storage and inventory, and moving. On the other end, sustainable packaging companies are meeting this increasing demand by offering new solutions by offering them eco friendly packaging: biodegradable paper, eco friendly plastic, recycled glass, recycled aluminum, and recycled corrugated.

 

Biodegradable Paper Packaging

Today’s sustainable packaging companies provide businesses with more than just biodegradable paper products. They provide creative, customized packaging design solutions to companies, thus, helping reduce carbon footprint.

For instance, a start-up company based in Australia and with branches in UK and New Zealand, has been developing the ecopack packaging solution that “combines elements of pulp paper thermo forming with a specialized printing technology to create highly original and sustainable packaging.”

Biodegradable packaging is also called compostable packaging because it breaks down during the natural recycling process into compostable components, which means that the materials are recycled naturally, no additional energy is required to break the materials down compared to recyclable packaging materials that require external energy to break down properly.

Eco-friendly Plastic Packaging

Unquestionably, plastics are the world’s most versatile  Packaging Company in Vietnam   material, and they are, unquestionably, the world’s most polluting material. It is made with synthetic matters that don’t belong in our world and don’t mix well with nature; ironically, it is engineered to last.

But upon the issue of ozone layer depletion and global warming starts to stir the planet, manufacturing and packaging companies has taken part to conserving the environment.

There are three environment friendly plastics: 1. Bioplastics that are made from natural materials like corn starch; 2. Biodegradable plastics made from traditional petrochemicals, which are designed to break down more quickly; and the 3. Eco-Recycled plastics, which are made from recycled plastic materials rather than raw petrochemicals.

Recycled Glass Packaging

Glass is very popular in the sustainable packaging industry because it can be recycled indefinitely yet still maintain quality and purity. Just as in paper packaging, companies that specialize in recycled glass bottles aim to make them lighter in weight to help reduce carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions.

There are several methods of producing glassware: automatic, semi- automatic and hand or mouth blown. The automatic method is used for bottles and jars because it is a fast, cost-effective method to produce large quantities of items, which are never touched until they are cooled and completed. The semi-automatic method uses both machine and manual work. The machinery forms the mold while the human hands assist in the more decorative designs of the piece. And the hand/mouth blown items are the most unique and pricey as glass artists spend time and effort fine tuning their glass work.

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