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May 21, 2021

The Changing Economy of Sustainable Packaging

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The environmental impact of unsustainable packaging has rightly become an increasingly more important conversation in recent years. Packaging production and disposal that doesn’t adhere to higher environmental standards can contribute to the staggering 8 million components of plastic in our oceans. This heightened awareness of the importance of opting for sustainable packaging has caused a much-needed shift in consumer attitudes.

Research conducted by Trivium Packaging and the Boston Consulting Group suggests that 2/3 of consumers surveyed believe in the importance of environment friendly packaging. In fact, consumers are so invested in making environmentally sound packaging choices, that 74% of those surveyed said that they would pay more money to ensure that they were making an eco-friendlier packaging choice. A near 60% of consumers also reported a hesitation to buy products in packaging that seemed harmful to the environment. Clearly, the economy of sustainable packaging has changed for the better! With heightened consumer awareness of environmental issues, choosing sustainable packaging companies becomes a win-win scenario. Not only is it a good environmental choice, it is also a good economic choice.

Environmentally friendly packaging companies like Coleman Containers can help you reap the double benefits of making eco-friendly packaging a priority. We go above and beyond in terms of making sure that we produce environment friendly packaging. Firstly, there’s our materials. We opt for making our packaging with sustainable and biodegradable materials, to make sure that your company reaches their sustainability targets, as well as appeals to increasingly environmentally conscious consumers. Packaging solutions like our corrugated cardboard boxes can easily be reused and recycled, all while being safe and cost-effective to ship. There’s a reason that the U.S. market for pulp packaging is expected to increase by 6.1% every year. Consumers preferences are trending away from packaging perceived to be less environmentally safe like plastics. With 68% of consumers who report trying to steer clear of non-environmental packaging saying that they link plastic with ocean contamination.

For the company, or consumer, trying to make more environmentally sound packaging choices, Coleman Containers is here to help. In addition to our sustainable packaging materials, we also pride ourselves on our sustainable production practices. There are so many aspects of packaging production that can be tweaked for the good of our environmental footprint. At Coleman Containers, we make sure that even often overlooked production details follow best environmental practices. Everything from choosing to use purified wastewater in our plants, to making sure that our cleaning supplies do not contaminate water sources, and more, is done with these environmental best practices in mind. However, we are not just environmental, we are also incredibly customer focused. With our fast turn around and late shipping hours, we are always trying to make things easier for our clients. Making the environmentally friendly, as well as business savvy, choice has never been easier than with Coleman Containers.

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