The Demand for Sustainable Packaging

More than ever before, sustainability is at the forefront of consumers’ minds. This is especially true when it comes to the companies they choose to support. Increasingly, customers are paying attention to organizations’ ESG policies. A recent report found that two-thirds of consumers are concerned with being more sustainable. How products are stored and delivered increasingly plays a role in buying decisions, and sustainable packaging is a growing concern for consumers of all types of goods.

Ways to Embrace Sustainable Packaging

There are a number of different ways to make packaging more sustainable. While there is no single “right” way of increasing sustainability, it is important to know which options work best for your company. 

Reduce Materials

One of the most obvious ways to introduce sustainable packaging is to reduce the number and amount of materials used. Modern products often come wrapped and secured with multiple layers of packaging, some of which may be unnecessary. Of course, while doing away with redundant layers of plastic wrap or paper can be a simple way of decreasing environmental impact, this may not work for every product.

Consider Recycled or Recyclable Materials

Another great way to ensure that your company is using sustainable packaging is to utilize recycled materials. Plastics, paper, and fabric can all come from recycled sources, lowering their environmental impact. Similarly, even if the materials used are new, ensuring that they are recyclable means that your products generate less garbage, which is a significant part of what makes packaging sustainable. 

Other Sustainability Considerations

When it comes to environmentally conscious business practices, using sustainable packaging is only one piece of the greater puzzle. Two of the other most impactful areas for businesses looking to improve their sustainability are e-waste recycling and ITAD. Unused electronic devices have a significant negative impact on the environment, and developing a responsible IT asset disposition (ITAD) policy to handle electronic waste is crucial for any company looking to be more sustainable. 

Finding the Right Sustainability Partner

When coming up with sustainable solutions for your business, working with an experienced ITAD partner can make all the difference. The right partner can not only ensure that your unused IT assets are disposed of in safe, legal ways, but they can also make the most of the parts you give them, optimizing prices and return for your company. 

When it comes to choosing the right ITAD strategy, First America Metal Corporation (FAMCe) has you covered. We have been a world leader in electronics and metal scrap recycling and non-ferrous export for over 15 years. Our team has over 30 years of experience in reusing and recycling metal commodities, and we are known as one of the top five metal exporters in the entire Midwest.

FAMCe specializes in creating innovative, greener solutions for businesses that want transparent and environmentally-friendly methods of reusing and recycling electronic scrap, high-temperature alloys, and non-ferrous scrap. Our level of expertise, unparalleled customer service, and aggressive pricing make FAMCe the leading option for almost any recycling need.

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