Improve your environmental impact with eco-friendly packaging

Now more than ever, consumers are increasingly concerned about the environmental impact of packaging. This is prompting manufacturers and retailers to shift towards eco-friendly packaging options and establish their sustainability credentials. 

The damaging effect of plastic waste, in particular, is of growing concern for the public. Manufacturers and retailers who shift towards eco-friendly packaging can improve their environmental impact and make their products more appealing to the public, giving them an ethical advantage over their competitors.

What is eco-friendly packaging?

Put simply, eco-friendly packaging is any packaging that’s easy to recycle, has a lower carbon footprint, and won’t end up in landfills or as pollution in our rivers and seas. It’s safe for individuals and the environment and will frequently be made out of recycled materials. It will use materials and a range of manufacturing practices that have a minimal impact on natural resources and energy consumption.

What are the benefits of eco-friendly packaging?

Eco-friendly packaging can give your brand the edge in the eyes of your consumers. It helps to lessen the amount of product packaging required, reducing your packaging costs overall. It promotes and makes use of renewable and reusable materials and will usually be made from options that can be easily recycled. It also eliminates the use of toxic materials in its production. 

Combine great design with renewable materials for maximum impact

Renewable, eco-friendly packaging can be combined with great design to create highly attractive products for consumers. Your choice of eco-friendly packaging can also be used as part of your branding in itself. You identify your brand as caring about the environment, making it immediately more attractive to some consumers, and helping you find your marketing niche. 

From eco-pouch packaging to eco-box packaging and eco-friendly labels, eco-friendly packaging is not only good for the environment, but it’s also an excellent way to showcase your brand values. 

How Hague can help you improve your environmental impact

At Hague, we produce eco-friendly packaging for a range of manufacturers and retailers. A good example of this is our range of compostable, eco-friendly pouches for protein supplements. In the past, these have been provided in hard plastic tubs and similarly difficult to recycle packaging. Now, these pouches provide our clients with a much more sustainable option.

As well as helping our customers become more environmentally friendly, we’ve been strengthening our own eco-friendly approach over recent years. We’ve integrated an Environmental Management System to ensure that we reduce waste through our production processes. This is audited and reviewed regularly. 

Our paper-based products are made from Forest Stewardship Council sources, and we work to reduce volatile organic compounds and toxic compounds. We opt for local companies and suppliers and are always looking for ways to drive down our carbon footprint. 

In addition, our product deliveries are planned and scheduled in the most economical way, encouraging efficiencies, and ensuring our clients enjoy the benefits of reduced transport costs.

We aim to become carbon neutral, and we know that many of our clients share that ambition. 

With that in mind, we’re always keen to work on eco-friendly packaging for our clients. Our in-house design team can create something that truly reflects your brand and showcases your values. 

Why not contact us to find out more about how we can help you improve your environmental impact?