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Incorporating Eco Packaging Into Your Business

 

 

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Force of habit might be stopping your business from embracing eco-friendly alternatives to their current packaging purchases. In this post, using our expertise as suppliers of eco-friendly packaging products across the UK, we’ll explain how easy it is to swap out conventional plastic and polystyrene packaging for more planet-friendly options, and how you and the environment could stand to benefit massively from a subtle tweak such as this.

 

Local benefits

The first step is to have a think about what impact your business has on the immediate surrounding area. If you run a coffee shop specialising in delicious takeout drinks, then consider the amount of litter you are potentially adding to the local environment. If you made a simple switch to compostable cups, then the local impact of your commerce will be lessened considerably.

If your food business takes to the road for the summer festival season, then this principle can be extended to include the takeaway treats you serve to revellers in areas of natural beauty across the land. We’ve all seen the pictures of the mammoth Glastonbury litter piles - so making sure the packaging you use isn’t going to be a pain to dispose of is always a good practice to uphold. Whether you’re a neighbourhood coffee shop or a taco truck at T in the Park, eco-friendly and biodegradable packaging can help you to reduce your impact on the surrounding area.

Many festivals have already introduced rules necessitating the use of eco-friendly packaging, so this may force your hand into making a change. Switching from conventional plastic bags to biodegradable or compostable bags and swapping out polystyrene food containers for leak proof paperboard or Bagasse (made from sugarcane).

Cutlery and cups are also an easy switch. You can exchange single-use plastic cutlery for eco-friendly wood, while clear plastic cups can be easily replaced with RPET variants - a recyclable plastic that performs just the same as regular plastic. Finally, when it comes to serving food like chips, cardboard trays and paper cones are reliable, planet-friendly options that can be easily disposed of in recycling bins - and straws are now increasingly being replaced with striped paper and compostable alternatives.

Brand image boost

Your brand image can be boosted by the adoption of a green packaging policy, attracting eco-conscious customers and therefore giving your business some ethical kudos.

However, you should be mindful of ‘greenwashing’ - making out that your business and its practices are more eco-friendly than they actually are. Several companies have been accused of this over the years, the most notable being Volkswagen’s emission scandal of 2015 that led to huge fines and millions of misled consumers.

The way to avoid this is to instigate a root-and-branch overhaul of your company’s environmental impact, and once that’s completed, you have every right to shout from the rooftops!

 

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Fully customisable

If you’re worried that bringing on board an eco-friendly food packaging supplier like ourselves would mean abandoning customised cups, then fear not, as this is emphatically not the case! All of our environmentally-friendly food packaging options are fully customisable, utilising our bespoke design service that can give you a quote very quickly.  So, with swift service and full customisation, a full switch from non-recyclable packaging to our plethora of planet-friendly options couldn’t be easier.

We source our eco-friendly packaging products from established names in the packaging scene, such as Vegware and Go-Pak - so you can be assured that there won’t be a diminishment in quality when you make the switch.

The R+R team is always looking for new and revolutionary products made from sustainable materials, so you can rest assured that our products are always at the cutting-edge of innovation in the packaging sector.

So, what are you waiting for? Have a chat with one of our experienced advisors by calling 01670 546666 or have a browse of our full range of eco-friendly products here.


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Incorporating Eco Packaging Into Your Business

 

 

small cafe van

 

Force of habit might be stopping your business from embracing eco-friendly alternatives to their current packaging purchases. In this post, using our expertise as suppliers of eco-friendly packaging products across the UK, we’ll explain how easy it is to swap out conventional plastic and polystyrene packaging for more planet-friendly options, and how you and the environment could stand to benefit massively from a subtle tweak such as this.

 

Local benefits

The first step is to have a think about what impact your business has on the immediate surrounding area. If you run a coffee shop specialising in delicious takeout drinks, then consider the amount of litter you are potentially adding to the local environment. If you made a simple switch to compostable cups, then the local impact of your commerce will be lessened considerably.

If your food business takes to the road for the summer festival season, then this principle can be extended to include the takeaway treats you serve to revellers in areas of natural beauty across the land. We’ve all seen the pictures of the mammoth Glastonbury litter piles - so making sure the packaging you use isn’t going to be a pain to dispose of is always a good practice to uphold. Whether you’re a neighbourhood coffee shop or a taco truck at T in the Park, eco-friendly and biodegradable packaging can help you to reduce your impact on the surrounding area.

Many festivals have already introduced rules necessitating the use of eco-friendly packaging, so this may force your hand into making a change. Switching from conventional plastic bags to biodegradable or compostable bags and swapping out polystyrene food containers for leak proof paperboard or Bagasse (made from sugarcane).

Cutlery and cups are also an easy switch. You can exchange single-use plastic cutlery for eco-friendly wood, while clear plastic cups can be easily replaced with RPET variants - a recyclable plastic that performs just the same as regular plastic. Finally, when it comes to serving food like chips, cardboard trays and paper cones are reliable, planet-friendly options that can be easily disposed of in recycling bins - and straws are now increasingly being replaced with striped paper and compostable alternatives.

Brand image boost

Your brand image can be boosted by the adoption of a green packaging policy, attracting eco-conscious customers and therefore giving your business some ethical kudos.

However, you should be mindful of ‘greenwashing’ - making out that your business and its practices are more eco-friendly than they actually are. Several companies have been accused of this over the years, the most notable being Volkswagen’s emission scandal of 2015 that led to huge fines and millions of misled consumers.

The way to avoid this is to instigate a root-and-branch overhaul of your company’s environmental impact, and once that’s completed, you have every right to shout from the rooftops!

 

reduce reuse recycle packaging

 

Fully customisable

If you’re worried that bringing on board an eco-friendly food packaging supplier like ourselves would mean abandoning customised cups, then fear not, as this is emphatically not the case! All of our environmentally-friendly food packaging options are fully customisable, utilising our bespoke design service that can give you a quote very quickly.  So, with swift service and full customisation, a full switch from non-recyclable packaging to our plethora of planet-friendly options couldn’t be easier.

We source our eco-friendly packaging products from established names in the packaging scene, such as Vegware and Go-Pak - so you can be assured that there won’t be a diminishment in quality when you make the switch.

The R+R team is always looking for new and revolutionary products made from sustainable materials, so you can rest assured that our products are always at the cutting-edge of innovation in the packaging sector.

So, what are you waiting for? Have a chat with one of our experienced advisors by calling 01670 546666 or have a browse of our full range of eco-friendly products here.


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