Nov. 15, 2022
In order to raise environmental and ethical awareness, many brands are more inclined to use eco-friendly packaging boxes to package their products. Using eco-friendly boxes is not only responsible for the environment, but also creates an environmentally friendly and responsible image for the brand, which is one of the best ways to promote the brand to potential users. So, how do we determine if a product box is environmentally friendly?RX-packaging has summarized the following points for you to determine.
Is the packaging material recyclable?
Most of the packaging boxes in the market are made of paper and plastic materials. We need to know the components of the material in the packaging and whether it is recyclable or not to gauge whether it will have an impact on the environment. Like paper, glass and metal are all recyclable for glass as well as metal packaging boxes the components will be simpler. Paper boxes are very malleable and usually use some other decorative materials such as ribbons, handles, etc. If these decorative materials are not recyclable, then you need to make sure they are easy to remove.
Is the packaging biodegradable?
Biodegradable refers to the material in the biological body through dissolution, enzymatic, cellular phagocytosis, such as: bacteria, fungi, etc.. Materials like paper and cotton are generally made of materials that can decompose quickly within a few weeks at the earliest. The longest decomposition time of ordinary plastic may take hundreds of years to be able to be decomposed naturally. However, there are many paper packaging boxes that may require plastic, and biodegradable plastic can be used.
Can packaging be composted?
Also known as composting. It refers to a biochemical process that uses naturally widespread microorganisms to promote the controlled conversion of degradable organic matter in solid waste into stable humus. Composting is similar to biodegradation, but not all biodegradable materials can be used for composting, for example: biodegradable plastic cannot be used for composting, it just degrades the plastic into elements that are not harmful to the environment.
Are inks environmentally friendly?
Printing plays a very important role in packaging. The pigments or additives added to traditional printing inks contain large amounts of heavy metals such as lead and mercury, and can also evaporate harmful gases such as toluene and xylene during the drying process. Soy ink is very environmentally friendly, he is mainly made of soybean oil, in addition to environmental protection, its color is also more than ordinary ink a chip.
Whether the packaging box is environmentally friendly should be a comprehensive judgment, from the above points, we can also determine whether their gift packaging boxes are environmentally friendly.