How Can I Make My Product Packaging 100% Recyclable and Eco-Friendly?
Have you ever stopped to think of the impact of your product packaging on the environment if it is not recyclable and eco-friendly? You Should.
There is still a large amount of non-recyclable and plastic packaging used in product presentation, shipping and dispatch that is totally unnecessary with the advances and innovations in eco-friendly packaging today.
Eastpac is fully committed to helping our customers become more eco-friendly and increasing the recyclable packaging materials used in the UK.
Below we have put together a helpful list of packaging products that we carry that are 100% recyclable and eco-friendly to assist you in making the best choices.
Cardboard Packaging Boxes
Cardboard is 100% recyclable, reusable and biodegradable making it the most eco-friendly packaging there is. Eastpac carries a variety of cardboard boxes in different sizes and strengths to suit every application need. According to www.cardboard.org.uk, ‘Cardboard is 100% recyclable, and more than 80% of the cardboard we use in the UK is recycled…’
Eco-Friendly Product Protection Packaging
We have covered the box, but what about what goes inside the box? Is there a better alternative to bubble wrap and packing peanuts? Absolutely!
Our corrugated Ecowrap paper and ActivaWrap are 100% recyclable and eco-friendly. ActivaWrap is the ultimate alternative to bubble wrap and provides maximum protection for fragile items and products. This packaging solution is made of die-cut paper that forms a 3D structure creating a perfect cocoon of protection around your products.
ActivaWrap can also be used as an eco-friendly void fill option.
Recyclable Options for Package Sealing and Securing
Plastic packaging tape and plastic strapping are two of the major non-recyclable packaging materials that companies struggle to abandon. This should no longer be a challenge with the innovations in the packaging world.
To replace plastic packaging tape with a more secure, eco-friendly and 100% recyclable product Eastpac can supply reinforced paper tape. These paper tapes come with pre-applied glue or gummed backs that are activated by water. These tapes are often also referred to as water-activated tapes or WAT tape. With a reinforced web layer, this tape makes packages much more tamper-proof than plastic tape, looks better and is also eco-friendly! What more could you ask for?
Have you ever looked at your bin or skip and seen all the plastic strapping poking out from all angles and wished there was a more recyclable and eco-friendly option to use? Well, we have the answer!
Our paper strapping made from FSC certified paper can be 100% recycled and has a break strength of 55 Kgs. Learn more about this revolutionary product today and get a quote here!
If you want to know more, here are five things you should know about recycled paper packaging.
Pallet Protection and Wrapping
Plastic corner protectors are no longer a needed item, as we carry a fully recyclable option, Kraft Edge Boards. These edge protectors protect pallet corners or products from crushing or knocks and bashes.
The most used item by warehouses and dispatch workers would arguably be plastic pallet wrapping. With the upcoming plastic packaging tax, this is posing a massive challenge to companies across the UK.
We have a solution! GripFilm.
Gripfilm is a pre-stretched pallet wrap that gives a better and sturdier pallet wrapping option that can save up 39% in plastic waste, wrap more pallets from a single roll and reduce loose loads as well due to being pre-stretched. Learn more about this amazing solution today.
A More Sustainable Packaging Future
We hope that the above demonstrates that there is no longer any need or excuse for using plastic packaging. Eastpac can help you today to switch your packaging products to eco-friendly and recyclable options.
If you are in need of a consultation or don’t see a solution to your specific packaging needs, We are here to help and are willing to discuss your needs and find a solution for you. Fill in the form below, give us a call on 01733233322 or email us at email@example.com.