Earth Day 2022: Invest in our Planet
Each year we come together to celebrate Earth Day. The world’s largest environmental movement is held annually on April 22. This year’s Earth Day 2022 theme is “Invest in our planet,” which means we are continuing to take action to fight climate change, protecting our health, families, and livelihood.
For Earth Day 2022, we are focusing on how climate change influences our economy and businesses; and what we can do to become more environmentally friendly. Between sustainable business practices and developing strong environmental social governance, companies large or small can benefit from a greener economy.
When it comes to combating climate change, we can all help through regulations, incentives, and partnerships. When we come together to regulate the use of reusable packaging, and properly recycle papers and plastics, we can empower businesses and consumers to be greener.
Earth Day 2022: All Together Now
Businesses and consumers alike have the simple yet effective power to make their voices heard through greener choices, civic actions, and even personal interactions. What each business and individual consumer does has a ripple effect on our ecosystems, and on the pace of government action. For example, if consumers stop purchasing from a certain brand or company because of ethical or sustainability concerns, that business or brand will eventually feel the need to become more eco-friendly.
While we are continuing the fight on climate change, we can treat every day like it’s Earth Day. With eco-friendly and reusable packaging, there are so many things you can do even in your daily routine and invest in our planet. When going shopping, first, always remember to bring your reusable bags with you. Next, always remember to recycle or reuse your paper bags. Some bags can be part of the single stream recycling process. However, others need to have the handles removed to be considered recyclable.
Invest in our Planet: Eco-Friendly Shopping Bags
There are so many ways to invest in our planet. The first option is to create inspirational green packaging for your company. For example, choose eco-friendly materials, handles and treatments and custom printing with soy inks. Meanwhile, this makes your packaging Earth Day 2022 ready is made easy.
When creating paper shopping bags, you must choose a size that best fits your brand. Paper shopping bags can range in size and design. Then, choose a durable or recyclable paper material that best fits your brand. Think post-consumer waste papers, kraft paper, or papers that are FSC® Certified.
Papers containing at least 40% post-consumer waste is another great option when creating Earth friendly packaging. Therefore, this option will recycle old paper into a new stylish shopper. Post-consumer waste packaging can abide by certain city and statewide bag laws that affect cities around the country. Certainly, this ensures companies create their shopping bags with the correct number of recyclable materials. Most importantly, using post-consumer waste shopping bags help eliminate paper waste.
Eco-Friendly Reusable Shopping Bags
In addition to paper shopping bags, and along with impending bag bans in the tri-state area, your brand can create reusable shopping bags. Continuing the eco-friendly trend, tote bags or pouches made from durable materials like rPET (created from recycled plastic bottles), cotton, jute, or muslin are great options. Next, use these materials to create a unique carrier that fits your brand. Reusable tote bags are so versatile – use them as an everyday fashion accessory, for storage, or as reusable grocery bags.
Above all, you too can do your part in the preservation and protection of our planet. With the use of reusable shopping bags, you too can reduce the amount of plastics that are found in landfills and waterways. By creating multi-use bags, your customers will use them for a longer period of time. Utilize the many natural and synthetic materials to create fashionable yet functional shopping bags. Your customers will love these one-of-a-kind reusable shopping bags all while doing their part to keep the Earth clean.
Keeping the Earth Clean
Finally, keeping the Earth clean is a year-round effort. Earth Day 2022 is all about consumers and businesses alike being aware of their environmental impact and what they can do to create a greener Earth. Even with all the bag bans put into place, your packaging doesn’t have to be boring. Incorporating, natural, recyclable materials, and current environmental trends into your packaging collections while still being eco-friendly is an easy possibility.
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