Reducing Carbon Footprint Through Packaging

03 Feb 2020

No one can really predict exactly what the future will hold, but we can say a few things with some certainty. It’s becoming increasingly clear, for example, that something will have to change if we’re going to move to an economy and lifestyle that’s more sustainable. Though we might like to think otherwise, the current set up is not working -- it’s causing significant damage to the environment. But the good news is that it’s not as if everything must be done differently if we’re going to make the world a habitable and thriving place for all creatures in the future.

Companies are already beginning to take steps to change things. They’re incorporating more earth-friendly practices into their operations. This has two positive effects: first, it ensures that they’re ready to adapt to the changes that all companies will have to make in the future. Second, they’re making their business all the more attractive to consumers, who are increasingly likely to avoid giving their money to businesses that fail to show a wider social conscience. Indeed, studies have shown that consumers are even willing to pay more if they know the product is sustainable.

One way that companies are doing this is to look at their packaging, and figure out the ways to reduce their carbon footprint. There are specific methods that companies can incorporate into the packaging design process that’ll lead to healthier practices. To learn more, take a look at the infographic from the University of California Riverside below.


Infographic design by University of California Riverside University of California Riverside

Photo by Artem Beliaikin from Pexels

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