Sustainability has recently become a new trend in doing business. As the overall green consciousness grows and consumers worldwide prefer buying eco-friendly products, companies tend to become more environmentally friendly, reducing their impact on the environment.
In most cases, the areas for influence reductions are minimizing the level of greenhouse gases emission during the process of manufacturing and transportation of the finished goods and using renewable resources in the production stage.
However, eco-friendly packaging is still a matter of concern for most manufacturers because their major objective is to decrease expenditures and maximize profits, which is not always possible when it comes to upgrading packaging design and switching to eco-friendliness.
The environmental aspect is simple and comes down to reducing the negative impact on the natural environment and contributing to solving the climate change problem because of using recyclable packaging or making it from post-consumer waste or already recycled materials.
The Indonesia 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.
Post-Consumer Recycled Plastics – Though 100% post-consumer recycled plastics are not biodegradable, they still help the environment by reducing the need to generate new plastics from petroleum, which comes at a high cost in energy, carbon emissions and greenhouse gases.
Where newfangled biomaterial packaging is not an option, post-consumer recycled plastics offer an environmentally friendly alternative.
Organic fabrics, such as hemp, flax, recycled cotton and even palm, banana and pineapple leaves can replace plastic bags and containers. These materials biodegrade in 100 days, instead of the 500 to 1,000 years estimated for plastic bags, so they are incredibly eco-friendly.
Mushroom packaging makes use of agricultural waste held together in a packaging of mycelium, or mushroom roots. It is highly biodegradable and environmentally friendly. The Swedish retailer Ikea has notably begun using mushroom packaging to replace its Styrofoam packaging.
Recently, many companies have turned to an alternative: corrugated bubble wrap. Corrugated bubble wrap is corrugated cardboard, scored to create a cushioning surface and then repurposed as protective packaging for fragile materials.
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