The way you run your business and the products you use directly impacts the planet we live on. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint and help increase sustainability across your business, there are a few things you can do starting now. We understand that running an eCommerce business is difficult, and that while sourcing packaging can be a lengthy process Jetbox makes it easy. All of our boxes, custom made and ready made, are manufactured in Australia using recyclable products. This means your boxes haven’t had to travel overseas, dramatically decreasing their carbon footprint. It also gives you the opportunity to design your custom boxes from scratch to your exact measurements and needs! Choosing, or designing, the right sized box makes all the difference when becoming environmentally conscious. Save space and reduce the need for packaging materials with custom made boxes.
We have broken down everything you need to know about carbon footprints and your eCommerce packaging below, as well as compiled some tips and tricks on how to keep your carbon footprint small. Read on for more!
What is the carbon footprint of packaging and how is it calculated?
There are a number of indicators we use to calculate the carbon footprint of your packaging. From the manufacturing process to the transportation; we also include the lifespan and reusability. Both consumers and businesses are aware and worried about the increasing amount of CO₂ emissions, and by working together we can take steps to help reduce these emissions.
We look at the amount of greenhouse gas emissions generated during all of the above indicators to calculate the footprint of your packaging. We measure the raw materials used and the packaging design, how the boxes and other materials are transported and stored, how easily they can be reused and recycled as well as the amount of waste being created.
If you are purchasing packaging that has traveled great distances and is not recyclable, you can easily make the switch to sustainable packaging and help show to your customers you are conscious of the environment and care about the longevity of the planet. Jetbox offers recyclable, Australian made boxes online. Made with decades of experience behind us, we use our expertise to create reusable and durable boxes for all eCommerce businesses.
How to reduce your carbon footprint with eco-friendly, sustainable packaging
There are three key things you can do, starting today, to reduce your carbon footprint.
The first is to reduce the amount of resources you use in each package. This can be done by closely measuring and calculating how much space each item needs, and purchasing custom made corrugated boxes to keep space low as well as reduce the amount of packaging products such as bubble wrap needed to protect and support each product. Optimize space and protect your products with higher quality packaging products, just less of them! Custom made boxes allow you to achieve all of this, as well as choose the cardboard type and style. There are so many customisable possibilities when it comes to custom made boxes, and each of them allows you to better protect your products as well as make the transition into sustainable shipping practices.
By choosing smaller, tighter fitting boxes you also take up less room on the van, in the truck or on the plane, allowing for more items to be sent in the same space. This means less need for transport in the long run!
Secondly, you can choose sustainable products from an experienced manufacturer. Choosing cardboard and paper over plastic has a major benefit on the environment, from both a manufacturing standpoint and a degradation standpoint.
And thirdly, choose manufacturers that care about the environment. At Jetbox, we pride ourselves on offering products that are sustainable and made right here in Melbourne. With decades of experience, you can trust you are purchasing boxes and packaging products that will protect your products and be reused without hurting the environment.
Australian made, recyclable custom made boxes with Jetbox
When you purchase the right sized box, you are already making strides towards a sustainable future for your business. A custom made, cardboard box allows you to use less resources, take up less space and offer recyclable products that are still strong and protective.
If you’re ready to reduce the carbon footprint of your business’s packaging, reach out to the team at Jetbox. Our online store is available 24/7, and our professional team is here to answer any and all of your questions. No matter if you’re looking into custom made or ready made boxes, we offer a wide range of cardboard types and sizes to suit your needs.