Green packaging, also known as sustainable packaging, is used to package products in a way that has little negative environmental impact and uses the least amount of energy possible. It does this by using recyclable and biodegradable materials and environmentally conscious manufacturing processes. Plant-based polymers, recycled paper, Styrofoam, and previously used polyethylene (PE) bags are some of the materials frequently utilized to make green packaging.
It has less of an impact on the environment because it employs renewable energy sources like wind, solar, and biofuels for transportation. Green packaging decreases the production of packaging trash in comparison to conventional synthetic packaging, hence reducing the overall carbon footprint.
The India Green Packaging Market accounted for $XX Billion in 2022 and is anticipated to reach $XX Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of XX% from 2023 to 2030.
Companies are seeking innovative green packaging options, such as cassava, sugarcane, and maize starch-based plant-based packaging. Other significant firms in India are copying Aurobindo Pharma’s innovative use of environmentally friendly, sustainable packaging techniques. “ The company anticipates saving roughly 25 tonnes of plastic annually by simplifying shipments to consumers, as well as reducing its carbon footprint.
The business is also engaged in a project in Sweden to conserve water. Reduced bottle sizes, the removal of filler (cotton, rayon, and polyester coils), decreased bottle wall thickness, and thermoform blisters in place of 3/4 layers of cold form blisters were all implemented by Aurobindo Pharma.
These changes resulted in a 60% reduction in pack size and an 80% reduction in material consumption.Furthermore, they have begun using biodegradable shrink sheets for shrink packaging.
Finding a viable replacement for blister packaging is still a challenge for the business. Limited options for environmentally friendly packaging made from plants are available. In some circumstances, the present cost of the new solutions—which is 50% higher than the cost of the ones that are now in use—is too high. The expenses will be reduced, though, as use increases in all areas.
While some industry participants are implementing green packaging practices, some have a different opinion and think that doing so will actually produce more environmental harm.
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