Why Sustainable Cartons are the Future of the Packaging World

Why Sustainable Cartons are the Future of the Packaging World

For over a decade, the move towards sustainability has been the biggest buzz. Remove, Reduce, Recycle, Renew and Re-use: everyone knows the five R’s of Recycling. As carton packaging evolves, more consumers are now seeking Eco-friendly and sustainable packaging. Brands are beginning to adopt new sustainable packaging practices in order to opt for more convenient and affordable cartons that have no impact on the environment.

What is Sustainable Packaging?

Sustainable packaging is a journey that starts with focus on saving the natural resources by material reduction and package optimization. With the ultimate goal to reduce a carton packaging’s overall environmental impact, we at Netpak look at the entire life cycle of the packaging – from the raw materials being used to its actual disposal.

By offering our clients “green” packaging options, such as paperboard that is entirely 100% recyclable, we can help reduce waste. However,  we understand that sustainable packaging doesn’t end at the actual paperboard! Not only do we use a variety of odourless, water-based glues and inks that are Health Canada approved for boxed food packaging, but we also ensure to operate in the most efficient manner in order reduce energy consumption and resources.

Why is Sustainable Carton the Future of Packaging World?

Reduces Carbon Footprint

The clearest feature of sustainable cartons is their eco-friendly nature. The packaging cartons are made with focus on recycling. This results in a diminished use of natural resources for production. The process used for production tends to be more efficient, further reducing precious resources, and resulting in least negative impact on the environment.

Netpak undergoes annual third party environmental audits of our facility and operations. We continue to maintain our environmental accreditations and certifications from The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI®), The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC®), and The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®).

Most Versatile Form of Packaging Cartons

Eco-friendly cartons are not just the most sustainable form of packaging, but also the most versatile form of packaging. With our ability at Netpak to adapt to different product types, shapes, and sizes, we bring sustainable packaging to a different level of versatility and creativity through enhanced printing. We use hot stamping and metallic inks to enhance the look of your packaging, as well as processes such as UV high gloss coating, embossing and various types of  laminations.

The result is that sustainable packaging has found its way into some of the major markets we work with, including pharmaceuticals, electronics, food and beverage, as well as health and beauty!

As Light as a Feather

With the rise in sustainable packaging, it has suddenly become important to become creative with the design of lighter weight packaging without compromising quality. The lighter the unit, the lighter the load for transit, and in turn, lighter transit loads reduce the environmental impact of transportation.

Luckily for you, Netpak provides customers with innovative printing options. Our Corrugated Fiberboard (Flute) is a great alternative and option to corrugated cardboard and provides an excellent source of fiber for recycling. Find out more about our Corrugated Fiberboard (Flute) here.

Improving the Value of Products & Businesses

From cookie boxes to craft beer packaging and your favorite skincare packaging to your favorite coffee boxes, Netpak’s sustainable packaging options is adding value to various industries. Some consumers even choose to support companies because of their reputation for sustainable products and services. Companies are now starting to realize that their transition to sustainable packaging has improved their brand image and their company profits by reducing production time and transportation costs.

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