With the repercussions of climate change felt around the world, eco-friendly packaging is more important than ever. That’s why Kinsbrae offers a variety of container options for food, cosmetics, beverages and more. We know that choosing environmentally conscious wraps and boxes isn’t just good for the planet — it’s also good for business.
Today’s consumers are deeply concerned about corporate responsibility and are not afraid to put their money where their mouths are. To attract younger generations to your customer base, you need to demonstrate your company’s commitment to the environment. Since plastic litter is a highly visible issue, cutting it from your packaging is an excellent first step.
Of course, plastic is so widely used that you may wonder if the replacements compare. Fortunately, we have plenty of options offering their own unique benefits.
Eco Six-Pack Rings
Six-pack rings are a staple for aluminum cans; whether you produce sodas, beer or hard seltzer, you understand the importance of rings for bundling and shipping. However, plastic options wreak havoc in the oceans, where marine life may consume it mistakenly. Since plastic isn’t digestible, it builds up in the digestive tract, leading to starvation. Smaller animals may also get stuck inside the rings, limiting mobility and making them easy prey.
Eco six-pack and four-pack rings solve this issue by taking plastic out of the equation. Instead, they’re made from fibre by-products, which means they’re biodegradable. If they end up in a landfill, roadside or body of water, they’ll eventually decompose without introducing microplastics into the ecosystem. Additionally, stuck animals can safely chew their way free without ingesting toxic materials.
Though biodegradable, eco rings are still sturdy, making them perfect for long-distance shipping. They’re also compostable, appealing to the most sustainability-minded consumers.
Flexible Pouches & Bags
Custom packaging is essential for promoting your brand on the grocery aisle shelves. Flexible pouches and bags offer maximum customization while prioritizing eco-friendliness. These containers are available for short runs due to Kinsbrae’s digital printing process, which means you can order exactly how many you need without incurring a large bill. With this approach, you can print seasonal, limited-edition and prototype pouches without producing excess waste.
Additionally, Kinbrae’s three flexible pouch streams allow you to create the perfect container for your product. For example, stand-up pouches don’t take up much space in the pantry and remain upright on their own, making them ideal for snack foods. You can also opt for opaque pouches to protect supplements and other light-sensitive products, extending their shelf life.
While glass is extremely sustainable, it has its downsides. For one, some recycling centers no longer accept it due to low demand. For another, it’s incredibly breakable, leading to lost inventory and even consumer injury.
Fortunately, a new option puts eco-friendliness at the forefront: paper bottles. Made of 94% recycled paper, consumers can easily compost or re-recycle the exterior container. The manufacturing impact is also significant, as glass production has a carbon footprint six times higher than paper.
A paper bottle is lighter than glass — five times lighter, in fact. As a result, you can ship more at once for a lower cost. Their high durability means no extra padding to guarantee your shipment reaches its destination in one piece. The inner pouch is made of food-grade material, ensuring customers experience your beverages as intended.
Additionally, paper bottles are the perfect canvas for visual branding. With 360 degrees of surface, you can create a container that stuns from any angle.
In fact, Kinsbrae’s in-house design team can help you craft the perfect label for your product. We even offer warehousing and logistics services, streamlining the manufacturing process. For more information or to learn about our other products, give us a call or contact us online.