Sustainable Packaging
September 29, 2020

Sustainable Ecommerce Packaging: Making A Difference

Over recent years, many of us have been making cautious changes to help reduce single-use plastic consumption. From the Government’s 25-year campaign to eradicate plastic waste to the upcoming increase of the plastic bag charge next year to 10p in England, increased awareness is causing businesses to adapt their thinking and offer more sustainable ecommerce packaging alternatives to their customers.

As we know, the use of too many single-use materials can be harmful to wildlife and cause excess waste in landfill sites. However, plastic bags do not always have to be the worst option; if reused they can have a much longer life than paper and can be used for carrying shopping or storing items at home. Single-use packaging is when the detrimental impact on the environment comes in, hence many retailers decisions to transition to paper bags.

Changing to sustainable ecommerce packaging does not need to be complicated or expensive, you just need to look in the right place. Environmentally friendly products are becoming much more readily available so it’s just about making the switch. At The Printed Bag Shop, we do what we can to make sure our products reduce our environmental impact wherever possible, and offer a range of bespoke bag options for you to choose from.

What is sustainable packaging?

Sustainable packaging lessens our environmental impact through using sustainable processes. Whether this be through using recyclable materials or looking at the manufacturing cycle to reduce its carbon footprint, it is important to understand how small switches can contribute to a big change.

Wherever possible, we use biodegradable materials for our printed paper bags to help the environment where we can. Our range of printed bag options include biodegradable paper bags and paper bags made from renewable, natural resources. As well as reducing our environmental impact, these sustainable ecommerce packaging options are safer around children and can help turn organic waste into quality compost. Our twisted handle and flat handle paper bags have eco-friendly credentials which are bound to be a hit with your customers. They are produced using FSC certified paper which comes from well-managed forests and/or recycled sources and are 100% biodegradable.

How can packaging be made more sustainable?

It can sometimes feel daunting knowing where to begin. Making small changes is a great way to display your environmental awareness as a company and better yet, sustainable ecommerce packaging does not need to lose your professional branding. There are different ways to create more sustainable packaging, such as avoiding mixed materials and using widely recycled supplies. Luckily for you, that is something for us to worry about; all you need to do is choose the right bespoke printed bag for your business.

A great suggestion for your business would be to reduce plastic waste and switch to a paper bag alternative but offer reusable bespoke plastic or canvas bags to regular customers who love to reuse. Create bespoke packaging that both your customers and the environment will love! If you would like additional information about the options we have available to you, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team and we will be happy to discuss with you.