10 Steps to Greener Packaging

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7. Check availability

Green materials are gaining momentum, but they still are not considered mainstream in manufacturing. This means that products such as recycled plastic made from water bottles and other consumer products might be more difficult to find in mass quantities than other plastics. Check the availability of your intended materials before you design your packaging around it. Also, research your material’s other potential uses to determine how high its demand will be in the future.