10 Steps to Greener Packaging

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3. Know your materials

‘Environmentally friendly’ is a blanket term that encompasses many different qualities from the way packaging is made to the way it’s disposed of. When dealing with new options, knowing a material’s true composition can be especially tricky. Before deciding which materials to use, ask yourself some key questions. Are they recyclable? Made from renewable sources? Biodegradable? Ideally, your product should be all three. Realistically, these three elements should at least be factored into your decision. To ensure a fully green process, research the methods used to manufacture and ship your packaging back to you as well.