Sustainable packaging is packaging that, over time, reduces its environmental footprint. The Sustainable Packaging as defined by the GreenBlue® project is packaging which:
- is sourced responsibly,
- is designed to be effective and safe throughout its life cycle,
- meets market criteria for performance and cost,
- is made entirely using renewable energy, and once used,
- is recycled efficiently to provide a valuable resource for subsequent generations.
In summary: a truly closed loop system for all packaging materials.
Reduce your Plastic Footprint
In the last blog we talked about the urgent need to be socially responsible in order to combat COVD-19. Similarly, we have another contagion which we have nursed and encourage all these years and which is causing great and lasting undesirable impact and harm to our planet to combat – plastics!
Since we use plastics in almost every part of our lives, we may not be ready to break up with plastic altogether, but there is some low-hanging fruit that can make a big difference in reducing the amount of disposable plastic in our lives.
Waste disposal - the current most environment-friendly method
Of all the waste disposal methods, recycling is regarded as the most effective current method. Recycling serves to transform waste into products of their own genre through industrial processing. It is environmentally friendly to reuse the wastes instead of adding them to nature.
However, recycling technologies are complex and costly. The recycling operations themselves are not environmentally friendly.
What about composting and biodegrading?