As the world continues to make commitments to prevent climate change and adopt more sustainable business practices, environment friendly packaging has become more important for businesses than ever before.
Here are three ways you can boost the sustainability of your packaging:
1. Package Local
More than just the packaging itself, a big environmental impact related to packaging is getting it actually shipped to your warehouses. Even when using eco-friendly products, choosing a long-distance supplier can impact the environment a great deal. Reduce your carbon footprint by choosing sustainable packaging companies that are closer to home. Packaging local also comes with the benefits of lower transit fees, easier communication, and a smoother management experience. Packaging local allows for a greater dialogue about how sustainable products can be incorporated into your order than you can get with a company across the world.
Coleman Containers has been proudly serving the GTA for over 55 years, and we are committed to complying with the highest environmental standards. We also offer inventory management services, so that you only receive new packaging when you actually need it. This helps avoid surplus packaging being processed, and taking up space in your warehouse.
2. Choose Recyclable Materials
This seems like an easy and obvious choice for businesses to make, but often, especially for small businesses, choosing recyclable materials gets passed over in favour of more cost-effective solutions. However choosing recyclable packaging doesn’t have to be inaccessible. Choosing products like corrugated cardboard or chipboard that have already been recycled can have a big impact on your carbon footprint.
Throughout 2020 and into 2021 there has been a worldwide cardboard shortage as a result of the exponential growth of online ordering. Choosing products other than regular cardboard allows you to not only select a more environmentally friendly product, but also to mitigate order lead time during this difficult period.
3. Choose Environmentally Friendly Packaging Companies
Coleman Containers is committed to providing environment friendly packaging solutions. We use treated wastewater in our plant to save water, and work to reduce our footprint with cool roofing and energy-efficient lighting. All of our cleaning is done with eco-friendly products to keep chemicals out of our water sources, and your packaging. We help you achieve your sustainability goals with biodegradable packaging and sustainable materials throughout our products.
Choosing environment friendly packaging is more important than ever with the massive boom of online ordering and shipping we have seen throughout 2020 and 2021. With millions of packages being shipped across Canada alone, making a commitment to sustainability can have a big impact on our planet.
Contact Coleman Containers today to learn more about making your packaging more sustainable.