The Evolution And Future Of Eco-Friendly Packaging
March 16, 2016 – The excessive consumption of people have brought upon numerous problems to the world. Excessive consumption would ultimately lead to excessive waste production which means that there is a proliferation of waste products being produced or thrown away every year that contributes to the world’s growing environmental problems. To help the world out and avoid the reality that is climate change, people must re-evaluate their usage of non-renewable resources so that they would come up with newer and better ways of production that would utilize effective strategies to produce less waste and even consumer less energy.
When it comes to waste production, it is undeniable that the packaging industry contributes a significant amount of waste products. However, it should be said that the industry is now taking environment-friendly steps which also make them the best example of how businesses can adapt an eco-friendly approach and make use of eco-friendly practices.
When people think of packaging, the first things that come to their mind are bubble wraps, cardboard boxes, Styrofoam and lots and lots of plastic. But now that the world is continuously becoming aware of the risks that excessive production on such materials could have for the environment, the circumstances are now finally changing for the good.
You will now be able to see environment-friendly variations of packaging materials that were made from recycled materials such as newspapers and plastic. There are also packaging items now that were made from organic materials which make them easier to decompose when thrown away. When you use these products, you can be guaranteed that the packaging becomes more recyclable and reusable.
One of the biggest benefits that would come out of this is waste reduction and energy conservation. The sustainable packaging market has been well received and because of that, the future would seem bright for this industry. In fact, the market is projected to grow about CAGR 7.17% by 2020 and in Asia it is expected to grow even more due to the significant investments being made there as well as the growing economies.
Soon, the world will only have to rely on sustainable packaging and bigger companies and packaging manufacturers both physical and online like Paper Mart will make the change.