‘Eco-friendly’ or ‘going green’ are common expressions that are also used on packaging. They quite literally mean earth-friendly with no harm caused to the environment. This is often a way of living that many of us aspire to, however the reality of living a complete eco-friendly lifestyle can be an impossible feat, with companies not supporting the cause. So how can your business make a start on “going green” in 2019? Well the answer may be more simple than you first thought.

The process of ‘going green’ evolves over time and the extent to which you want to be a green consumer depends on the individual and the type of the lifestyle you aspire to. To start with, many suggest making small changes little by little rather than jumping in all at once. Let’s face it, the enormity of the challenge of green living is completely overwhelming and it is better to make small changes that you can stick to, rather than quit before you have truly started. A great place to start is being careful with your choice of products that you use daily. Swapping your usual brand of plastic bag for 100% biodegradable ones or using bamboo cutlery for an event is a great way to just change a few simple things for the better.

Look for Biodegradable Packaging

Keeping an eye out for packaging that is biodegradable is another great way to become more eco-friendly. Biodegradable products can be broken down through natural decomposition into carbon dioxide, biomass and water within a reasonable amount of time, thus creating less of a burden on the ecosystem and also on landfill. By keeping an eye on what you are packaging your food in or serving takeaway coffee in can have a huge impact on the environment. If you are a business owner who is looking to become more eco-friendly, then investing in high quality biodegradable cutlery and containers will reduce your impact on the environment considerably. Make sure you shout about this fantastic change as well, as your customers will thank you for it and also be more likely to buy from a business owner who is environmentally conscious.

8oz White Compostable Soup Containers

This White Biodegradable Soup Container is great for serving hot soup from your takeaway venue and safe to hold whilst keeping the contents warm.

Make The Switch To Compostable Packaging

Compostable products are biodegradable, but with an added benefit that the product is capable of being broken down, releasing natural nutrients into the soil. These products degrade within several months in an industrial composting facility and with the added advantage of not producing any toxic residues. For those looking to really help the planet, switching to compostable packaging gives back to the earth helping new life to grow. Look for products made from PLA (Polylactic acid) or Bagasse (Sugarcane fiber), these are commonly used as an alternative for plastic takeaway products with a high quality look and feel.

6" Square Burger Box Bagasse

Manufactured from 100% sugarcane, this Square Burger Box Bagasse is compostable and biodegradable.

Just these small changes will soon get you on the way to being more eco-friendly as a business in 2019. If you are interested in our range of eco-friendly products, then take a look at our website here. We also offer bulk discounts alongside our high quality items that you will love.

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