eco-friendly packaging

Basic Facts and Advantages of Eco-Friendly Packaging

May 26, 2015

The term “eco-friendly” has become a popular topic over these last few decades, and a lot of products and services are claiming they are eco-friendly. It has become such a common buzz word in the marketing world, so much so that there might be a danger its real meaning might lost when taken out of context. This is especially true in regards to packaging today.

Eco-Friendly Packaging Facts

The literal meaning of eco-friendly is earth-friendly, basically it does not cause harm to the environment. An eco-friendly product is also one that helps in the conservation of resources like energy and water. It also refers to a product that does not contribute to air, water and land pollution, and that is truly the importance of the claim of being eco-friendly.

In packaging, the Sustainable Packaging Coalition defines eco-friendly packaging as products that are recyclable, safe for humans, do not cause harm to the environment and use renewable energy and recycled materials. Unfortunately, there are still many packaging choices available today that miss the mark in this regard. The use of PVC and other plastics are being discouraged by the advocates of eco-friendly packaging since they are materials that cannot be recycled.

Aside from its obvious positive environmental impact, here are more basic facts and advantages of eco-friendly packaging which will help consumers understand the importance this type of packaging solution provides:

  1. It is gaining popularity among consumers everywhere. As more and more people are realizing the adverse effects of non-recyclable packaging waste, consumers and businesses prefer eco-friendly packaging products.
  2. Many governments are encouraging companies of all sizes to use eco-friendly packaging.
  3. Eco-friendly packaging products can be used in a variety of applications such as for the bakery, fresh produce and meats, food and hospitality industry.
  4. These products are easily disposable or recyclable. In some cases where these types of packaging products cannot be recycled, they are highly biodegradable and can be disposed by composting.
  5. Eco-friendly packaging products are made from natural resources which do not cause health issues, compared to artificial products.
  6. These types of eco-friendly packaging products also use less energy to create, which further contributes to energy conservation and less burning of fossil fuels.

At Ragi Packaging Services, we keep these basic facts and advantages of eco-friendly packaging to heart. For over 50 years, we continue to offer quality packaging solutions that are truly eco-friendly but still at competitive prices. We do not only care about our valuable customers, but also about the planet where we all live. If you care about the environment and wish to offer your customers the best products in quality packaging, then we can help!

Ragi Packaging Services, in Canterbury/Bankstown region of Sydney, can meet all your packaging requirements, no matter how big or small.


PO BOX 747, Riverwood NSW 2210


Ragi Packaging Services Pty. Ltd.
53 Christian Rd, Punchbowl NSW 2196 AUSTRALIA

(02) 9740 4344

(02) 9740 4173

ABN: 52 003 683 047

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