With the New Year fast approaching, now is the perfect time to put your 2013 business plan into action, and replace your existing packaging with a range of high quality, environmentally friendly alternatives.
Sustainable packaging comes in a variety of different shapes and styles, and by replacing your existing range with a selection of recycled paper bags, biodegradable plastic carrier bags or cotton messenger bags, you can help lower your carbon footprint and any negative impact your business may have on the planet.
With carrier bag taxes, levies and bans becoming part of everyday life, we may soon lose the right to choose which carrier bags we hand out in our stores, but if all UK businesses commit to ‘doing their bit’ in 2013, we can continue offering our consumers a wide choice of attractive packaging.
Recyclable Paper Carrier Bags
The popularity of paper carrier bags made from recycled paper has grown considerably in the recent years, and as such, there is a great selection to choose from. With paper carrier bags to suit every business, and most importantly, every budget, everyone can benefit from these high quality bags made from fully sustainable sources.
Biodegradable Plastic Carrier Bags
Plastic carrier bags have come a long way in recent years, and they are now kinder on the environment than ever before. While not easily recycled, the new ‘greener’ alternatives contain biodegradable additives that speed up the degradation process once the unwanted carrier bag reaches the landfill, and they now leave only minute traces of material behind.
Compostable Carrier Bags
Carrier bags made of natural and organic materials such as recycled paper, cotton, and jute are both biodegradable and compostable. They may take more energy to produce and transport than the lighter plastic alternatives, but they are designed to last and be reused over and again.
If we all take small steps in 2013, we can reduce the amount of non-biodegradable plastic waste clogging up our oceans, cut the amount of paper waste reaching the landfill, and may just remain in charge of our packaging choices.