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The Growth of Biodegradable Packaging for 2022

PRNewswire states “According to Statistics MRC, the Global Biodegradable Packaging Market is accounted for $4.7 billion in 2015 and is growing at a CAGR of 17.2% to reach $14.3 billion by 2022. Huge population and favourable demographics are the major factors driving the market growth. The rising demand for conventional non-biodegradable plastic packaging materials like PET proves to be one of the most crucial factors driving the market growth. The biodegradable packaging market is driven by fast growth of food packaging and beverage packaging industries especially in promising economies such as BRIC countries as well as the developed economies of Europe and North America.”

When compared to the plastics packaging market, the biodegradable packaging market is poised to witness the highest growth. The food packaging and beverage packaging market is likely to play a vital role in driving the global biodegradable packaging market. Lack of government support particularly in developed countries is expected to restrain the market growth.

For the full statement, refer to https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/biodegradable-packaging—global-market-outlook-2015-2022-300234619.html

The market predicts huge growth for biodegradable packaging and this blog aims to cover several sub-topics around biodegradable packaging, its benefits and uses, and its impact on companies.

What is Biodegradable Packaging?

Biodegradable packaging refers to materials that degrade naturally over time and can be decomposed fully in less than six months.

Biodegradable packaging doesn’t leave behind any nasty chemicals or other unpleasant substances that harm the environment in any way. Biodegradable packaging is a fantastic option for businesses in the food sector: it doesn’t leave customers feeling guilty about not recycling used packaging, and it is also safe for use with edible products.

The Environmental Benefits

The Environmental Benefits of Eco-Friendly Packaging:

  • Reduces carbon footprint
  • Easy to dispose
  • Versatile
  • Greatly improves brand image
  • Biodegradable
  • Reduce transportation costs
  • Easy to reuse and recycle
  • Doesn’t release harmful toxins

Reduces Carbon Footprint

Eco-friendly packaging is better for the environment as it is made of recycled waste material which reduces the consumption of resources.

Easy to Dispose

The packaging should either be compostable or recyclable. If some of your customers or co-workers happen to have compost facilities, then you can turn the waste packaging into compost. If the packaging is clearly labelled as recyclable packaging, it can be thrown into your recycling bin for further re-use.

Versatile

Eco-friendly packaging is relatively versatile and can be re-used and re-purposed in most industries that involve packaging. No matter what you’re packaging there will be an eco-friendly type of packaging that will meet their needs and reduce costs.

Biodegradable

Biodegradable packaging / environmentally friendly packaging not only reduces your carbon footprint and environmental impact but is also beneficial as it can be biodegraded with no toxins.

Brand Image

Environmentally friendly packaging can have a huge impact on the image of your business. Biodegradable packaging shows your customers that you are dedicated to being a responsible company and you share the world’s environmental concerns. A recent study discovered that 78% of customers between the ages of 18-72 felt more positive about a product whose packaging was made up of recycled items.

Reduced Shipping Costs

Reducing your shipping costs reduces the number of raw materials that are used to package the products: fewer packing materials lead to less energy being expended.

Saves Money

Paper shredders are a great way to easily discard any waste packaging, making it easier for the packaging to bio-degrade quicker.

No Harmful Plastics

Traditional packaging methods and materials contribute to global warming and other harmful environmental issues. Using eco-friendly packaging greatly reduces the amount of plastic we use. Using non-sustainable petrochemical resources (a part of all traditional plastics) requires a lot of energy. Petrochemical products have been linked to several health problems when used with food.

Expands Customer Base

The demand for sustainable eco-friendly products grows every day. It is suggested, all adults who were born after 1990 prefer to go eco-friendly and sustainably when it comes to buying. Therefore, opting for a green approach will attract more customers that will potentially keep on returning depending on your attitude to the environment.

Preserves Natural Resources

Producing recycled, biodegradable packaging saves energy and its creation also preserves the planet’s declining resources. Biodegradable materials aren’t made from crude oil like plastic packaging. Instead, renewable sources and managed forests are used to make the materials required to create biodegradable packaging.

Safe for Humans

Biodegradable, food-grade packaging and compostable packaging are perfectly safe for use in the food and beverage industry. Because harmful chemicals are emitted from the production and manufacturing process, the packaging won’t leach into customers’ food unknowingly.

Benefits the Environment

Biodegradable packaging both protects and benefits the environment massively. When biodegradable matter breaks down, it feeds microorganisms, such as fungi and bacteria. This creates a natural relationship, allowing nature to reclaim the materials we’ve benefited from.

Enhances the Customer Experience

Customers enjoy supporting brands that stand for positive environmental action and are more likely to return if your company aligns with their personal ethos. Giving your customers an eco-friendly solution that can be recycled or thrown away in general waste, without causing harm to the environment is something positive and impressionable.

The Benefits for Companies Using Biodegradable Packaging

It has been proven that customers prefer a company with strong eco-friendly values.

50% of British consumers would choose an eco-friendly packaging option at a higher price.

75% of British consumers want online retailers to offer more eco-friendly materials when packing their orders to minimize waste.

Consumers want companies to reflect their values and are far more likely to purchase from a business with an identity: whether it is represented in charitable efforts or eco-friendly practices. Because of this, biodegradable packaging presents an opportunity for growth.

The virtues of biodegradable packaging extend beyond an improved public image:

  • Biodegradable packaging options are still somewhat limited, but most of the available materials are non-toxic and allergy-free.
  • Biodegradable packaging has the potential to reduce water usage, solid waste, electricity, and emissions. This is beneficial for the environment and lowers costs associated with the packaging process. Over time, the accumulated savings become well worth the cost of the transition.
  • A business can reuse environmentally friendly packaging.
  • A business can recycle said packaging, diverting refuse from landfills as they minimize the costs of new materials.
  • A business owner who invests in environmentally friendly packaging can cut costs by a significant margin, using fewer resources, reusing their inventory, and purchasing inexpensive recycled materials. By doing this, you’ll see reduced packaging expenses over time.
  • Reduce your carbon footprint. Environmentally friendly packaging is a great way for a business to improve its CSR (corporate social responsibility) and reduce overall carbon consumption. This further strengthens the reputation of the company as one that cares about the planet.

It is predicted that environmentally friendly packaging will be on the rise, and many companies will be won over by the huge benefits and customer desires. Shop our range of environmentally friendly packaging, including:

–              Biodegradable packing peanuts

–              Eco-friendly bubble wrap

–              Air pillow packaging

–              Eco-friendly wrapping paper roll

–              Air cushion packaging

–              Recyclable paper packaging

Our Eco Friendly Products and Their Uses

Air Box Pillow Machine

Our portable lightweight reliable Airbox machine dispenses air cushion packaging. Using 99% fresh air helps companies to reduce costs and improve their environmental performance. Our sustainable air cushion packaging, with its extremely user-friendly controls, can cope with demanding industrial warehouse applications. Hopper sensors and dispenser baskets allow for fully automated air cushion production.

Invest in an air cushion machine and your packaging materials can be made on-demand when you need them. The Airbox machine is a compact tabletop machine that is designed with the latest technology for simple and efficient use. Complete with an electronic timer you can set runs and adjust air and heat. The machine can be upgraded to a footswitch and conveyor system for a fully automated multi-user system.

Air Pillow Voidfill Packaging (SweetAir)

91% BioPlastic Air Pillow Film Roll. The air-filled bioplastic creates a barrier between the box and your product, protecting it from any potential knocks and scrapes that would otherwise damage your product. Works with our AirBox Air Pillow Machine.

Unlike most air pillows, SweetAir is the world’s first sustainable and 100% recyclable air pillow packaging solution, made from plant ethanol. This carbon-reducing voidfill is made using 91% of bioplastic sourced from renewable plant products in a process that is fuelled by self-sufficient bioelectricity.

Our pillow film packaging looks, feels, and performs the same as the traditional fossil-fuelled air pillows with the additional benefit of providing greater protection to your items. Our most cost-effective voidfill material yet is one of our lightest packaging solutions and therefore far cheaper to transport

Air Cushion Packaging (FlexAir)

Due to its light and flexible bubble wrap-like structure, made up of 99% fresh air and 1% recyclable plastic, FlexAir air cushion packaging reduces the overall weight of your parcel, thus reducing the cost of delivery. There’s no cheaper way to void fill!

FlexAir cushion rolls are designed to slot onto air bag machines and create a continuous stream of inflated airbags that can be packed directly into the box as it comes off the machine. The air-filled plastic creates a barrier between the box and your product, protecting it from any potential knocks and scrapes that would otherwise damage your product. Comes in a tube or quilt option. The quilt option functions as an eco-friendly bubble wrap.

Biodegradable Loosefill (BigBio)

We manufactured BigBio biodegradable loose fill to be an exceptional eco-friendly void fill solution, essentially bio-degradable packing peanuts. Made entirely from starch material, it contributes to the goal of removing all plastics and polystyrene in your packaging process. Contrary to polystyrene loose fill, BigBio is water-soluble and 100% home and garden compostable.

BigBio is designed to replace all your polystyrene packing peanuts. They are made entirely from starch material, meaning they are 100% biodegradable. It also means they are lightweight, which will have a lower impact on your transportation costs. Their proven shape prevents your goods from migrating and absorbs all the shock during transportation.

Recycled Paper Packaging (ECONUTZ)

EcoNutz are a recycled paper packaging that creates the ideal protection for breakable goods. This is especially useful to take care of sensitive electronics or products that need the best protection. Made entirely from selected recycled paper, this will contribute to create a cleaner world and eliminate plastic and polystyrene that pollute. This also means that they are reusable and recyclable as well.

The paper we use to create EcoNutz is carefully selected to have the proper lengths of fibre. This is what gives the paper its incredible absorption effect. No need to worry if your product will arrive in good shape anymore.

Recycled Paper Packaging (NestPack)

NestPack wrapping paper rolls are created from carefully selected recycled paper and composed of 5 semi-joined versatile paper strips. This is what allows you to create a high-volume nest around your goods to protect them. It works best for light and medium weight products which mostly need a void fill.

NestPack is our packaging solution inspired by nature. Developed for over 10 years, we created the perfect eco-friendly void filling solution for you. The goal of NestPack is to create a nest around your goods and prevent them from migrating during transport. Made entirely from recycled paper, NestPack is 100% recyclable and compostable. Besides giving you a proper solution for void filling, it will protect the earth as well.

Eco-Friendly Paper Bubble Wrap (PuffPack)

PuffPack is designed to be used the same as a bubble wrap. With a highly flexible 100% recycled paper, we managed to create a solution that is eco-friendly, and efficient for your goods.

The goal with eco friendly paper bubble wrap is for you to have an eco-friendly alternative to bubble wrap, which pollutes and harms our planet. Therefore, all our rolls are 100% recyclable and compostable as well. Produced without any carboard core, PuffPack will move you towards zero waste and eliminate costly plastic waste disposal.