3 Simple Sustainable Packaging Ideas

Easy sustainable packaging ideas

Easy ways to make more sustainable packaging for small businesses

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Doing everything we can to make the planet a greener, more eco-friendly place has never been more important than it is right now.

Making completely sustainable packaging or a fully eco-friendly product isn’t always possible but there are some easy steps you can take to make your product packaging a little more sustainable. Whether you want to use eco-friendly packaging materials or more earth-friendly product labels, we’ve put together a few sustainable packaging ideas you can use for your small business.

Dissolvable Labels

Dissolvable labels are perfect for reusable containers making them great for  sustainable packaging

Do you put your products in beautiful jars or bottles that customers might reuse? Or is your packaging recyclable and do you want the label to be as well?

Then dissolvable labels are a great eco-friendly way to go. You simply wash the container with warm water and the label will disappear as if it were never there.

Once the labels dissolve, plastic, glass, and metal containers can find another purpose. Or customers can place the containers in the recycle bin without concern.

Removable Labels

Removable labels help make products more sustainable

Like dissolvable labels, removable labels allow customers to reuse packaging containers or recycle the containers.

For paper or cardboard packaging, using removable paper labels means customers can reuse shipping boxes or easily recycle paper and cardboard boxes.

Durable removable labels are a great option that provides water and abrasion resistance but they also remove cleanly when the labels are no longer needed. These are perfect for health and beauty or food and beverage products that are packaged in reusable containers.

Hang Tags

hang tags are a great way to make easy sustainable packaging

If you can’t use dissolvable labels or removable labels on your products, tags are a unique earth-friendly way to brand your items.

Hang tags are a great way to add not only branding but required information your customers might want to remove when they get home.

Not only do hang tags make your product container reusable but Avery tags are also recyclable. So your customers can simply throw them in the recycle can when they’re done with them.

Other sustainable packaging options

If you’re looking for other sustainable packaging ideas, check out all of our eco-friendly labels. Depending on the label you choose, they all have different qualities that help make the earth-friendly.

If you need any help choosing the correct sustainable packaging product for you, please reach out to our U.S.-based Customer Care Team at (800) 942-8379. They will be happy to help you find the perfect options for your business.

Author: Melanie Neff

Melanie has an extensive writing background built on an impressive journalism foundation. As a journalist for USA Today and The Los Angeles Times for almost 20 years, she covered everything from the Los Angeles riots, fires and floods to LA Lakers and Clippers games and movie premieres. She followed her newspaper career with a long tenure covering commercial real estate financing and development. Melanie has currently been writing about small business marketing and labeling needs for the past 10 years. She thrives on reading, researching and expanding her knowledge of everything going on in today's business world and looks to provide the most valuable information she can to her readers.