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4 Reasons Why Consumers Want Compostable Packaging

November 16, 2016

More and more consumers are seeking compostable packaging and sustainable product label printing options for a variety of reasons. In fact, biodegradable packaging only continues to grow in order to meet the needs of customer demands.

Brands like San Francisco Bay Coffee and Oakland Coffee Works are even selling compostable single serving pods and coffee bags, and other brands are finding creative ways to reduce waste as well.

With a growing consumer demand for compostable products, more companies are developing earth-friendly packaging to satisfy their customers and to better the world as a whole.

Compostable Packaging Defined

There are many misconceptions out there about compostable packaging. Let’s clear up those misconceptions before we talk about the benefits of compostable packaging and why more and more consumers are drawn to compostable packaging and product label printing.

Compostable products are defined as biodegradable and non-toxic. They break down into water, biomass, and carbon dioxide within 90 to 180 days of disposal. In addition to their ability to completely break down, they also disintegrate into the compost with nothing left behind. So, not only is composting safer to human and environmental health, but it basically leaves behind no negative effects whatsoever.

But, why do consumers care about compostable packaging so much? We’re here to tell you!

1. A Smaller Carbon Footprint

Packaging isn’t always about the customer; in fact, many shoppers care about compostable packaging simply because it’s environmentally-friendly, rather than it being convenient for them to use.

Eco-friendly product packaging is often made from recycled, biodegradable materials that help to reduce waste during production. Manufacturing is usually more efficient to minimize negative impact.

2. It’s Versatile

Compostable packaging is often more versatile than regular packaging. Sure, compostable packaging is beneficial to the environment from start to finish, but consumers can usually find more than one way to reuse the package after it’s contents are gone.

3. Customers Don’t Like Waste

One of the most important reasons that customers prefer compostable packaging is because there’s absolutely no waste involved on their part. Nobody wants to waste any type of product, and buyers often look at companies negatively if they’re forced to throw a product away rather than recycle or reuse it.

4. It’s Hip

These days, it’s hip to compost and use environmentally-friendly products. Long gone are the days of teasing hippies and littering just for the heck of it. Nowadays, it’s cool to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and more and more people are jumping on the bandwagon.

Try Eco-Friendly Product Labels

Customers clearly want to see more companies using compostable or recyclable materials, so it makes sense that they’d want to see sustainable product label printing options, too.

Fortunately, SheetLabels.com offers two great options for eco-friendly labels, including our 100 Percent Recycled White Uncoated labels for inkjet and laser printers, and our Brown Kraft labels for inkjet or laser printers. Both are excellent high-quality options for any of your eco-friendly labelling needs.

To learn more about the products and services we offer, please contact us today! 

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