Eco Friendly Packaging for your Courier Delivered Parcels
Everyone knows there is a big emphasis being put upon environmental concerns and living a more sustainable lifestyle, and with hundreds of thousands of us sending packages across the UK each and every day, maybe we can start to do our bit for the environment too, by choosing more eco-friendly packaging.
Reasons to consider eco-friendly packaging
Whether you are a business or an individual, recycling and reusing items throughout their life cycle makes sense from both a moral and economical point of view. When products get to the end of their life cycle, particularly things like bubble wrap and plastic bags, they invariably end up in landfill. The act of maintaining and organising landfill sites comes at a high cost, both in terms of energy expenditure and in labour costs, a cost that is reflected in our council tax and waste treatment costs over time.
By finding things we can reuse as packaging materials, we can reduce these costs and impacts, as well as reducing our own costs by avoiding the need to buy brand new packaging materials. For businesses, it can be tempting to think that every customer will expect a brand new box or packet for their goods, but recent research suggests this is not the case. Customers actually value the efforts a company has gone to when they send parcels UK wide in second hand boxes. If you are in any doubt, why not purchase a stamp that says 'Yes! We've reused this box and saved more waste from landfill' or something along those lines?
How to pack more eco friendly
When you are booking your courier services UK wide or getting ready to arrange your eBay parcel delivery, you know you can send parcels UK wide in a more environmentally friendly manner, but do you know where to start? Here are some top tips for more earth kind packing: