While there isn’t a straightforward answer to whether folding cartons or plastic containers are more sustainable, embracing these sustainable packaging principles (and consulting an experienced packaging partner) can help you find the solution that’s right for your brand.
In short, you can recycle cartons, with certain considerations. Some communities without a materials recovery facility may not accept cartons. Also, any foil lining should be kept to less than 40% coverage, in order to be properly sorted.
Right-size packaging utilizes the ideal amount of material for products without sacrificing branding elements or quality. In implementing right-size packaging, brands support sustainability efforts, save money, and appeal to consumers.
Hot foil stamping requires a custom die, heat, and pressure to apply foil to your folding cartons and/or printed materials, while cold foil relies on UV light. Both techniques add eye-catching luxury elements that will help you attract customers.
In addition to coated natural kraft paperboard, shrink wrap, wax-coated cardboard, aluminum, and solid bleached sulfate paperboard, several biodegradable and sustainable materials are available for frozen food packaging.
As the edibles sector of the cannabis industry proliferates, creative packaging choices that enhance safety and freshness and employ eye-grabbing decorative effects will help you stand out from the rest of the shelf.
By utilizing attention-grabbing decorative effects and collaborating with an adaptive packaging partner, the Sticky Toffee Pudding Company has found great success marketing British baked desserts to American consumers.