The benefits of Eco-friendly packaging
At Oh My Hemp we are proud to be pushing certified Eco-friendly packaging for our products. We believe we have a duty of care to a planet that provides so much to us that we give a little back. Even down to our postal packets that are biodegradable.
Here are just some The Benefits of Eco-Friendly Packaging.
Eco-friendly materials are free from toxins and allergens.
Traditional packaging is produced from synthetic and chemical laden materials making it harmful for both consumers and manufacturers. Most bio-degradable packaging is non-toxic and made from allergy free materials.
Many people are concerned with what their packaging material is made of and the potential it can have on their health and well-being. Using toxic and allergen free packaging materials will give you a chance to lead a healthy life style.
Using eco-friendly packaging reduces your carbon footprint.
Carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gases that are released in the environment as a result of human activities.
The product lifecycle of packaging product undergoes various phases, from the extraction of raw materials to production, transportation, usage and end of the life cycle. Each phase releases a certain amount of carbon in the environment.
Eco-friendly packagings employ different methods in each of this process and hence reduce the overall carbon emissions, reducing our carbon footprint. Also, eco-friendly packagings release fewer carbon emissions during production and they are produced using highly recyclable materials which reduce our consumption of heavy-energy resources.
Eco-friendly packaging uses materials that are biodegradable.
In addition to reducing our carbon footprint, eco-friendly materials are beneficial in creating an impact even in their last stage of life cycle. These alternative packaging materials are biodegradable and made from recyclable materials, minimising their negative impact on the environment. Disposal of traditional packaging materials needs more energy when compared to sustainable packaging material.
Eco-friendly packaging reduces usage of plastic material.
Most traditional packaging used is a single-use plastic material. Although plastics, Styrofoam and other non-biodegradable materials are convenient to use, they negatively impact our environment causing all kinds of environmental problems like clogging water drains, rising global temperatures, polluting water bodies, etc.
Almost all packaging materials are thrown away after unwrapping which later gets clogged in rivers and oceans.
Using eco-friendly materials will allow us to reduce the amount of plastic that we use.
Petrochemical materials which are usually used in all traditional plastics consume a lot of energy in production and disposal. Petrochemical packagings are also linked to health problems when associated with food.
Our approach towards Eco-friendly packaging material is one of the many things we are doing to create a healthier environment for now and future generations.
In recent years, there has been a positive shift towards eco-friendly packagings and we remain committed to stay at the forefront of this movement.
If you have any questions, concerns or tips to help us remain as green and eco-friendly as possible please get in touch on the Contact Us page.
Extensive research and some direct information from Snehal Apte, Small Busienss on Fire.