Our modern world provides convenience in every aspect of living. As you walk through a grocery store, you see a variety of beautifully designed boxes. This packaging isn’t limited to the food industry. Almost anything you buy comes boxed in cardboard or wrapped in plastic.
While these packaging products are convenient, the mass amount of garbage takes a toll on the environment. Have you considered how much you are throwing away each week, month, and year? Every time you purchase a pre-packaged item, the container will end up in the garbage or recycling can.
It’s difficult to avoid packaging altogether, but there are things that we can do to minimize the way this packaging affects the environment. You can do your part by choosing products that come in sustainable packaging. Then, be proactive by re-using whenever possible and recycling the packaging when you are done with it.
Vote with Your Dollars: Choose Sustainable Packaging
As you are shopping for the household items that you need, consider “voting with your dollars.” The money you spend sends a message to the manufacturers, indicating the type of products and packaging you’d like to see.
As more consumers are considering the environmental impact of their purchases, companies are making the necessary changes to implement sustainable packaging. It’s becoming a higher priority each year.
What You Need to Know About Sustainable Packaging Design
What is sustainable packaging design? This phrase is more than a buzzword – it’s a movement with the focus on understanding the impact when the packaging is disposed of. There have been incredible breakthroughs in packaging design in recent years, including plant-based packages and biodegradable materials. The goal of sustainable packaging design is to reduce your carbon footprint by using products that break down naturally over time.
The creation of sustainable packaging is typically focused on several efforts:
- Production: There are efforts to minimize production processes, helping to reduce the carbon footprint during manufacturing.
- Ingredients: Only recycled or recyclable materials are used. Some companies are focusing on raw materials to minimize environmental impact.
- Reusability: Packaging created that can be reused instead of thrown away. A good example is a product that comes in a nice box or glass bottle, giving the consumer a container that can be repurposed.
After you use the product in the package, is there a way to reuse the packaging? One example is the glass bottles that we use here at Hana Tonic. For example, the 2-ounce bottles can be washed and used as travel bottles for shampoo or conditioner. Or, they can be great for a reusable single-serving condiment container when you are packing a lunch for the day.
Hana Tonic is Committed to Sustainability
Our team at Hana Tonic is committed to the health of our customers and the sustainability of our products. Our single-serving health shots come packaged in glass bottles that can be reused or recycled. Not only can you boost your immune system with powerful ingredients, but there are many uses for the packaging after you are finished with the shot.