How to Make Green Packaging for Earth Day
April 22nd is Earth Day and you can celebrate by creating green packaging for your products and customers. All year round people should be aware of their global footprint and how their waste affects the world around them.
There are many ways to green packaging. This can be done in a variety of ways, such as the material as well as the printing. Making your packaging out of reusable materials is a great way to create an environmentally friendly bag. By creating multiple use bags, consumers will use them for a longer period of time before they wind up in a landfill. Many natural materials can be used to make reusable shopping bags, such as: cotton, muslin, jute, and hemp, as well as synthetic fabrics like ppnw, teralyne, and pp woven.
Another way to create green packaging is by using paper containing post-consumer waste or recycled materials. This will reprocess old paper items and create something new; helping to reduce overall waste. It’s important that paper bags can break down when they are eventually thrown out, so these types of bags do not use any gloss lamination, and use of items that won’t biodegrade is limited.
In addition to materials for your paper shopping bags, the treatments on packaging can affect how Earth friendly a product is. One way to create a more natural bag is by printing with soy based ink instead of one that uses harsh chemicals. In order to prevent a greater negative impact on the environment, many of the bags that Prime Line creates uses this type of printing.
Earth Day is about being aware of how your decisions affect the environment, but its lessons should be carried out all year round. Contact Prime Line today and find out how you can be more ecological with your packaging. Making small changes is all you need to make a bigger impact on the world.