Sustainable packaging has steadily become more important to consumers over the years—people are becoming overly conscious about their effect on our planet.
Many brands have taken this into account and have changed their packaging. Many brands are replacing non-recyclable plastics in their packaging with biodegradable alternatives like paper and hemp. Other materials that are becoming increasingly popular include more unusual ones, like fungi and algae.
Reducing or replacing materials in packaging can have a range of positive effects. For instance, using less materials will lower a product’s weight, which means it will require less energy to be transported and by extension will have a smaller carbon footprint. Using less materials also often results in lower production costs.
Finally, using more commonly non-toxic biodegradable materials is likely safer for people and the environment. This is positive for both ecosystem and brand reputation.