What are the Different Types of Plastics Used to Store Products?

Choosing a container for your product is a lot like choosing an outfit for your baby’s first photo shoot. You want it to be unique. You want it to be perfect. You want it to be memorable. You also don’t want it to go to waste when its useful life is over. Custom plastic packaging can showcase your product and improve your branding. It can also display your company’s eco-conscious side when you choose recyclable plastics. But so many container options can leave a business owner scratching their head. How do you decide which container is best for your products? Here are a few things to consider when searching for your perfect packaging.

Does the Container Hold My Product?

Kinsbrae Packaging offers various container types to suit all of your needs. Small tubs are perfect for food items like yogurt, makeup, or art supplies like clay. Buckets offer sturdy, stackable packaging for things like sand or chemicals. If you’re looking to bottle your barbecue sauce, blown plastic is for you. Blown plastics are unique and ideal for foods and alcohol. Rigid plastics typically hold loose food items such as cookies or candy. Rigid plastics are also great for stacking on retail shelves. Many of our containers are made-to-order and customizable to your business. Injection moulds are fully customizable and made from plastic resin. Plastic bags have many uses, from sealable bags that contain products like vitamins or foods to branded shopping bags. The bottom line? No matter what you’re selling, plastics offer branded packaging to fit your product.

Can the Container Be Recycled?

You’ve likely noticed numbers printed on the bottom of plastics. Those numbers are the plastic recycling codes. The significance of these numbers isn’t always obvious to the average person. Many people throw all plastics into the recycling bin without giving that code a second thought. Unfortunately, over-recycling can unwittingly contaminate a recycling load. Not all curbside recycling programs can accept and process all recycling codes. It’s essential to check with your local recycling center and understand their policies. Here is the complete list of recycling codes and their associated plastics.

#1 – PET/PETE (Polyethylene Terephthalate)

#2 – HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene)

#3 – PVC or Vinyl (Polyvinyl)

#4 – LDPE (Low-Density Polyethylene)

#5 – PP (Polypropylene)

#6 – PS (Polystyrene or Styrofoam)

#7 – Other

We offer you the freedom to choose materials that best suit your needs. When selecting a package, utilize plastics that your target demographic area can recycle. You’ll be a champion for the environment while serving your customers with an expertly packaged product.

Is the Container Reusable?

One sure-fire way to keep plastics out of landfills is to reuse them! With the help of the internet, there’s no shortage of repurposing ideas. Plastic bottles become gardening planters or seed starters for a kitchen windowsill. Small tubs can be decorated and turned into stylish personalized storage bins. Perfect for organizing bathroom toiletries or office supplies! Buckets quickly serve as a kitchen compost bin for a double dose of environmental friendliness! Leftover rigid plastic containers are perfect for sorting toys and building blocks. Your customers can reuse high-quality plastic bags on their next shopping trip. Not to mention the bag will also become a free walking advertisement for your business! With endless possibilities for reuse, plastic containers are an excellent eco-friendly packaging option.

Packaging is essential for any product. Packages keep products safe and send a message to your consumer. When you choose a customized, recyclable and reusable container, you can’t go wrong. Contact us today to find out what we have to offer. Our team is ready to help your product stand out on store shelves.

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