As consumers become more aware of their impact on the environment, it’s up to business owners and consumers alike to choose sustainable packaging options where possible. It’s common for customers to want to know where their packaging is sourced from and it’s well received if they know you are using recycled, eco-friendly alternatives.
eCommerce businesses send out large amounts of packages each and every day and these travel across Australia and around the world. In recent times Australian businesses have seen an increase in customers ordering online, now preferring the convenience of shipping and shopping online. This has allowed many businesses the chance to offer their products to a wider audience, creating more packaging waste at the same time.
Custom shipping boxes offer a lot of benefits when it comes to the sustainability of your business. Not only do custom boxes allow you to achieve the perfect fit every time, lessening waste, it also allows for less product being created and therefore being recycled or thrown away. Lessen your environmental footprint, and lower shipping costs, by reducing the size of your packages and decreasing the amount of packaging supplies needed to protect your items. Read on for all our insights around sustainable packaging and custom boxes.
Benefits of Using Sustainable Packaging
Sustainability is on the minds of almost every business owner and consumer, as the world shifts focus to how we use and discard our waste.
Sustainable packaging can play a big role in creating brand awareness around your eco-friendly and environmentally conscious business. The most important part is how your changes can have a positive impact on the environment and empower your customers to make the best choices possible.
By offering products that are reusable, like corrugated cardboard boxes and bio-fill, you allow your customers the chance to reuse and recycle. You can even have a section on your website about all the different ways to reuse your items.
Eco-friendly packaging is often smaller, and more compact. This is because the smaller the box, the less materials necessary, the less waste. It also has a smaller environmental footprint as it travels, and requires less void fill or other packaging materials to keep your items safe. It is estimated that up to 40% of every parcel shipped is simply air, and custom boxes can help reduce this dramatically.
At Jetbox, our boxes are made using corrugated cardboard. This cardboard is super durable, while still being lightweight; perfect for your business shipping needs. We offer custom sizing to perfectly cater to the needs of your business, and to help you achieve your sustainability goals. Our boxes are available in white and brown, and come with no patterns or designs for maximum customizability. We understand that many businesses want a minimal look, and by eliminating the need for ink used for printing on your boxes, you can further decrease waste.
Why Eco-Friendly Packaging is Important for Businesses and Consumers Alike
Business owners go through a lot of packaging products, especially if they are shipping their items out every day, or every week. From boxes, to tape, to butchers paper and bubble wrap, there are many products that business owners rely on to send their products out to customers. Making small changes to sustainable packaging options over time can make a big difference, and it feels good to offer eco-friendly packaging with minimal environmental impact. However, there are some other benefits for business owners. By choosing a smaller, custom made box you can reduce shipping costs as well as your overall budget for packaging products such as bubble wrap as the need for them will lessen with smaller boxes.
Consumers like to know where their products, and their packaging, is being sourced. There is a moment of excitement when a new item arrives, and understanding that you can recycle or reuse the packaging is a much better feeling than having to throw away a ton of plastic.
Explaining How To Recycle Your Products for Maximum Effectiveness
It is important to note that when you make the switch to environmentally friendly products, your consumers may not know what to do with them. By writing out clear instructions on where they can be recycled, composted or reused, and how to do so, you can encourage your customers to do their part. A blog post on your website, or a simple note on recycled paper inside their package, can be enough to empower your customers to recycle and reuse the products you have carefully chosen.
Australian Made Eco-Friendly Sustainable Packaging Supplies & Shipping Boxes
Choosing eco-friendly sustainable packaging supplies and boxes goes a long way to reducing the waste that plagues our oceans and land. The impact you can make, even by choosing custom corrugated cardboard boxes and reducing the size of your packaging, really does add up overtime to something amazing.
At Jetbox, we believe in helping all businesses achieve their packaging goals. We work hard to provide affordable, quality custom and premade boxes for all business types and sizes. Every single box we manufacture we do so in Melbourne. Jetbox specializes in corrugated cardboard boxes for all Australian businesses, and we can’t wait to be a part of your personal business journey.
Make a difference with eco-friendly, custom boxes from Jetbox. See our website online now for more information, and to see our range of boxes: https://jetbox.melbourne/