A look at using compostable and disposable packaging in your business. It’s important to use the best packaging for product delivery.
Are you running a business dealing with food services? If yes, you need to consider a full migration to compostable packaging if you want the millennial generation to keep on spending money on your business.
Gone are the days when going green didn’t matter to businesses since they would have minimal effects in terms of customers retaining and making profits. Today, healthy environmental practices matter more than anything to the average consumer.
Everyone wants to be part of a greener planet that is constantly under threat from various pollutions and ill practices by reckless businesses.
You’ve also probably come across many biodegradable vs compostable debates, and you don’t know how you could channel that to benefit your business. It is important to note that every packaging or food product complementary that you use in your business has a better compostable alternative that will take at mostly 180 days under composting conditions to break down fully.
The composting conditions include oxygen, humidity, heat, and the presence of microorganisms. Compost material will yield to water, carbon dioxide, and various nutrients that benefit flora and fauna in many ways.
So, what are some of the benefits of using compostable and disposable packagings in your business? Well, they include but aren’t limited to the following:
Besides benefiting the immediate community in terms of better products and employment opportunities, the sole purpose of running a business is to make profits. However, you’ll only make significant or supernormal profits if you greatly cut on the operation costs.
It is economical for a business to invest in compostable products compared to traditional plastic disposable ware in many ways. For instance, the cost of disposing of green products is far less than that of landfills, assuming your business is tasked with disposing of its waste products in the entire city or town.
Moreover, plant and organic-based products are cheaper than oil-based packagings since the price of fuel keeps on fluctuating.
Wouldn’t you want to be part of a new eco-friendly world for the next generation? Well, compostable products are constructed from natural organic matter, such as renewable plant materials. In other words, compostable packagings are built for sustainability since they grow back naturally even after use.
They are also readily available, especially when recycling is done in commercial facilities. Research shows that the adoption of commercial recycling of compostable products can bring down the required time for full composing from 180 days to at most 50 days.
That means more compostable products can be manufactured and recycled back into the market within the shortest time possible to promote a greener world.
Build a positive image of your business/brand
Don’t you want your customers to relate with your hard stance on eco-friendly practices? As mentioned earlier, consumers are increasingly becoming aware of their responsibility towards the environment and how they should improve it. Having a stern approach towards the impact that your products have towards the environment creates a positive image that forges customer and brand loyalty.
Research shows that customers feel more positive and impressed when buying from a company whose packaging is made of recycled materials that can be renewed for other uses. In fact, it is common to find the customers handing over the packagings for recycling at designated places after they are done using them.
Versatile and flexible
Compostable packagings and products are versatile and flexible for use in any industry. For instance, if packaging was used for packing food products today, it can be recycled and used for packing toys the next time. The adoption of compostable packagings by a few businesses means that more of these products will be available for use by other industries.
In other words, your business will be one of the avenues for change, and healthy practice in as far as going fully green is concerned. The more compostable materials you use, the bigger the opportunities you create for other players in your industry to adopt the same.
Expand your customer base
As mentioned earlier, customers prefer to buy from brands that are self-aware about healthy environmental practices. You can use compostable packaging as a way of expanding your market reach hence increase the customer base. Expanding the customer base means improved revenues, which can translate to better compensation and salaries for your employees.
In other words, employee and customer satisfaction can be achieved by adopting compostable packaging practices. When the revenues are enough, you can even set up your own recycling firm to cut the costs of outsourcing packaging products.
Living in a full-green world is a dream to many, and we would actually love to witness that before the onset of the next generation. Starting with the packaging products, businesses will play a crucial role in ensuring the dream is achieved. It is never too late to migrate to compostable products. Start today, and you’ll not regret even a single bit!