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4 Ways to Create Less Packaging Waste

Learn Simple Tips to Reduce Your Companies Packaging Waste

Almost everything consumers purchase comes in a package. From groceries to TV’s, the amount of packaging that gets discarded on a day-to-day basis is a lot. While the packaging is still necessary to ensure that items get delivered safely, there are many different tactics and materials companies can use to create less waste.

Less is More

Many companies, such as Amazon, have gotten into the habit of shipping items out as quickly as possible. While this is a great consumer perk, it leaves companies without the option to ship everything together. To help minimize this waste while still giving the customer what they want, companies should utilize the packaging software options in market such as Cape Systems or TOPs Pro. This type of software helps companies test and plan out the packaging needed for their products in order to be efficient and environmentally friendly.

Rethink the Packaging

Another way to reduce the amount of packaging used is through custom packaging. Custom packaging is a great way to significantly cut down on the number of materials needed, while also setting your product apart from the crowd. Minimalist, clean packaging not only grabs the attention of design-based buyers but also helps appeal to eco-conscious buyers as well.

Do it for the Environment

If your product does need to be delivered in a large box or boxes, taking an environmentally friendly approach to packaging is the way to go. There are many different packaging options out there that are recyclable and biodegradable. For example, instead of packing peanuts, there are now biodegradable air pouches that not only reduce waste but also do the same job, better.

Get Creative

Unique packaging materials, while not always the obvious choice, are taking the market by storm. Everything from cornstarch to seaweed and mushroom packaging now exists and can be used in place of traditional plastic or styrofoam. The cost may be higher, but the consumers and environmentalists alike will thank you for helping minimize the already massive carbon footprint on the earth.


If you’re looking for more information or options on how to reduce packaging waste, we can help. With over 30 years of printing, packaging, and labeling experience, our team is prepared to support you and guarantee you choose the right printing solution. To learn more, contact us today at (904) 263-2804 or sign up for a free consultation.


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