Everything you need to know about sustainable packaging

In an increasingly environmentally-conscious world, any way in which products can be created with no or minimal damage to the earth is all for the greater good.

This effort certainly extends into the packaging space, and at Macfarlane Online we are committed to offering current and finding new ways of enabling our customers to embrace sustainable packaging like never before.

We know the importance of offering sustainable packaging to our clients. With so many packages, boxes and products sent every day, that’s a lot of room for improvement.

The spotlight on environmentally-friendly packaging has never been brighter. At Macfarlane Online, we are proud to have been pushing the boundaries for a number of years now to promote and advance sustainable packaging. 

We work closely with our manufacturers and suppliers to produce a more environmentally-friendly range of packaging solutions for our customers across all industries.

To help formalise and centralise these efforts, we operate around three key sustainable packaging principles. We call these the ‘3 Rs’ – and they play a very important in what we do and how we do it.

The first R is Reduce. This is all about efficiency, and looking to reduce the amount of non-sustainable products and elements we use in favour of more environmentally-friendly packaging alternatives.

The second is Reuse. This is all about creating products that don’t have a very limited shelf life, but instead can be used time and time again to meet packaging requirements. Why buy something new when something existing can do the job just as well? That’s our thinking and a key part of our sustainable philosophy.

The third and final R is Recycle. If reusing a packaging product isn’t an option, then being able to recycle the contents is a viable and happy alternative. Recycling helps the environment in all manner of ways, including reducing landfill and lowering the cost of waste disposal efforts.

So now you know the thinking behind sustainable packaging, what does this look like in practice?

At Macfarlane Online, our range contains dozens of products that are manufactured with sustainability in mind.

There’s a wealth of corrugated cardboard boxes made from natural and renewable sources. But that doesn’t mean they lack toughness or strength. These boxes are made with inner and outer liners that feature specially designed fluting to provide added strength and protection for contents.

There’s also sustainably made postal wraps, recyclable Airsac packaging kits and  a lot more. This range makes it easy for your business to stock up on all the wholesale sustainable packaging you require, serving both a practical purpose and helping your business contribute to the sustainable packaging revolution.

We also have a wide selection of sustainable tape options for you to stock up on. You can buy standard packing tapes, paper masking tape, filament tapes and cloth tapes of different styles and colours from Macfarlane Packaging.

It’s all about using materials and methods that promote a sustainable, recyclable and green ethos.

What’s more, we believe that sustainable packaging isn’t just a flash in the pan. It’s here to stay in a big way.

More and more businesses are becoming aware of the need to find green methods and sustainable practices embedded in what they do. So consider making a bigger shift over to sustainable packaging, as well as looking at the many ways that your business can help contribute to the green economy in a bigger, more impactful way.

To take advantage of all the sustainable packaging products available from Macfarlane Online, simply create an account with us today.

Not only can you quickly access the wealth of wholesale packaging solutions we have available to stock up on, but there’s also a number of added benefits of being a Macfarlane customer.

Firstly, if you order before 3pm, you can take advantage of our next day delivery offering. There’s also live order tracking, while our price match promise means you get continuous value for money.

And our team is always ready to help address and answer any questions you may have.