Increasingly, sustainability is becoming important to everyday consumers. As awareness of our environment grows, so does the demand for thoughtfully designed and eco-friendly packaging options. But sustainable design isn't always about developing new materials. Often, it's about using what we already have in new and creative ways. That's why using molded paper pulp for creating unassuming egg cartons is the latest material used in eco-design.
Molded paper pulp is made from recycled paper and cardboard, making it an intelligent, simple and sustainable packaging choice for any company looking to minimize their impact on the environment. So, what makes molded paper pulp such a great packaging choice?
Molded paper pulp products are deformed when subjected to a load, absorbing external energy and delaying the corresponding time, thereby reducing the impact and vibration of the packaged item. It's different from the cushioning mechanism of foam plastic packaging products, as foam material products distribute a large number of compressible voids throughout the material, resulting in better cushioning performance regardless of the product's shape.
Molded paper pulp is made from recycled materials
Choosing packaging made from recycled materials consumes significantly fewer resources than using raw materials. It not only protects trees, but also requires less water and energy. Packaging made from recycled paper and cardboard can also reduce up to 90% of byproducts like chemical waste. Rest assured, eco-friendly packaging boxes made with molded paper pulp material are made from recycled cardboard and are chlorine-free.
Molded paper pulp is 100% recyclable
Unfortunately, we live in a world where convenience often trumps conscientiousness, which can explain the “single-use” mentality adopted by many of us. Brands looking to improve their performance records on the planet must consider the entire journey of their products. Although non-recyclable products will spend their afterlife in landfills, recyclable packaging can be given new life again and again.
Research shows that cardboard and paper can typically be recycled up to eight times before ultimately being unable to be recycled again due to weak fiber. At this stage, however, these materials can be turned into compost where they will naturally decompose. Molded paper pulp packaging can be recycled and even reused once its life span has ended.