Environmental Benefits of Biodegradable Packaging Products

November 23, 2015

Biodegradable packaging products refers to products that break down naturally into organic agents from exposure to heat, moisture and micro-organisms existing by nature. For example, most paper and textile products are considered biodegradable but plastics made from petroleum sources are not. In fact, oil based packaging can take up to 1000 years to biodegrade naturally, especially plastic. What is more, deadly toxins and particles released over time frequently harm wildlife, pollute rivers and produce landfill sites that mar our beautiful landscape.

The environmental benefits of using biodegradable packaging products are vast. In fact, developing an ethical supply chain that embraces biodegradable packaging can generate extensive business advantages. Eco friendly responsibility is not in conflict with profitability. It is just the opposite. A sustainable business can help you build your brand, attain new contracts and protect your reputation.


Eco friendly packaging’s have just as much convenience and functionality as their counterparts. In truth, biodegradable packaging can be constructed from food grade materials, and come in various sizes, shapes and thicknesses. As well, the packaging easily stacks up for stress-free storage. And to fit the needs of your business, biodegradable packaging comes in cartons, die-cuts and shelf ready displays.

No Allergens or Toxins

Since eco-friendly packaging is made from biodegradable material, many are non-toxic and allergy free. By and large, they are safe for consumers that a sensitivity to allergens. As well, biodegradable packaging contains no chemicals that release toxic and poisonous wastes during decomposition.

Energy Conservation

Because biodegradable products break down easily, it takes far less energy to recycle. In production, Eco friendly packaging requires half as much energy to produce compared to non-degradable products.


Compostable products break down into smaller compounds with the aid of micro-organisms and specific conditions. As a general rule, it decomposes in a particular timeframe within an environment that contains moisture, warmth and air. The result is non-toxic compost that can enhance soil and support plant life. Compostable products are easily confused with biodegradable products, but there is a big difference between the two. Biodegradable products return to nature, disintegrate or disappear entirely. Compostable products break down into usable compost in a safe and timely manner.

Marketing Benefits

The benefits of utilizing biodegradable packaging encompass more than protection and well-being of the planet. It can also add great value to retail and manufacturing businesses.

Increasingly, consumers are purchasing only groceries, household products and even restaurant foods that use only biodegradable packaging products. It is very advantageous for a business owner to advertise their use of sustainable packaging. Not only does it enhance sales but it increases potential clientele. Plus, using biodegradable packaging expands brand recognition and builds loyalty with environmentally aware consumers.


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