3 Ways Compostable Packaging Benefits Your Business

Compostable packaging boasts a lot of benefits. However, it can be tricky to understand how these benefits directly impact your business. Most of the time, when the topic of compostable alternatives comes up the focus falls on global benefits, such as lowering humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions to create a healthier world. That’s why, in today’s article, we’re bringing the focus down to the smaller picture and explaining three ways using compostable packaging benefits your business. Let’s get into it!

Lower carbon footprint

Reducing your carbon footprint is an ambition for lots of people. That’s why compostable packaging is a great way for your business and your customers to reduce carbon output.

Creating compostable materials produces fewer greenhouse gases than plastic and other synthetic materials. In addition, post-use, those natural materials break down into nutrients that will enrich the soil, as opposed to how plastic disintegrates into micro-particles that contaminate earth and water. Those two factors result in compostable packaging producing a smaller carbon footprint than plastic. Now let’s discuss how that benefits you.

More and more people are looking beyond their direct carbon footprint, like their personal car emissions, and paying close attention to their indirect carbon contributions, meaning those created by the products or services they use. In using compostable packaging, you are providing your customers with a greener solution – when that’s important to your customer, you become their top choice.

Disposal

Compostable packaging is specifically designed to quickly break down in the compost environment, allowing people to pop packaging waste straight into their compost system. That has a lot of benefits, including:

  • Lessening the burden on trash collection services
  • Lessening the burden on garbage processing facilities
  • Aiding in local soil rejuvenation
  • Preventing toxic or harmful materials from contaminating the environment

Brisbane locals that don’t have a home composting system yet can use the Brisbane City Council’s rebate program to set up their own compost!

In being able to dispose of materials this way, we create a circular economy (as opposed to the ‘take-make-waste’ model) that benefits us all on a social, economic, and environmental level. As we move towards more plastic bans, this model will become more and more established until it is the norm. As a business adopting compostable packaging (or biodegradable alternatives), it’s a great proactive move, allowing your business to innovate and grow sustainably.

Brand Reputation

As we’ve mentioned above, it’s becoming increasingly important to your customers to make greener choices. They want your values to reflect their own, so building a reputation as a socially responsible business with eco-friendly practices is quickly becoming a must in today’s world.

When it comes down to it, many of us make greener choices because we want to do good and help care for the environment. Your customers want to support those choices, and if you promote those efforts properly, you can earn their loyalty. That support means more business for you, allowing you to grow and have an even greater impact.

So if you use compostable packaging (or will soon be) be sure to promote those efforts!

Wrapping Up

Today, we’ve covered three ways compostable packaging can benefit your business. There are plenty more reasons why stepping away from plastic packaging is a great move, some of which may surprise you! So if you want to learn more about compostable packaging, check our blog frequently or get in touch with our team today!