At FastAid, we've been busy behind the scenes working on ways to make our processes and products more sustainable. One recent significant change is the decision to switch our first aid kit packaging from plastic to cardboard. This move is aimed at improving sustainability and achieving better retail outcomes for our customers. In this blog, we'll explore the reasons behind this change and the benefits it brings.
First and foremost, the new cardboard packaging is 100% recyclable, which means that it can be easily repurposed and reused after it has served its purpose. Whereas in contrast to plastic packaging, which can take hundreds of years to decompose and contributes significantly to landfill waste. By making the switch to cardboard, we're reducing landfill and ensuring more sustainable manufacturing practices.
40% less energy and 50% less water used during manufacturingIn addition to being more environmentally friendly, cardboard packaging also requires 40% less energy to manufacture than plastic. This is due to the fact that cardboard is a renewable resource, unlike plastic which is made from non-renewable fossil fuels. Furthermore, recycling cardboard requires 50% less water than recycling plastic, further reducing the environmental impact of manufacturing.
Reducing damage and improving retail outcomes
Another benefit of cardboard packaging is that it suffers less damage during transit than plastic. This means that there is less waste and fewer damaged products. Additionally, the new cardboard packaging is better for retail outcomes. It has been found that products packaged in our new cardboard format are more visually appealing and informative to customers, leading to increased sales and better outcomes for our stockists.
By switching our first aid kit packaging from plastic to cardboard, it is a step in the right direction towards sustainability. By using 100% recyclable materials, reducing landfill waste, and requiring less energy and water in manufacturing, we are leading the way in responsible packaging practices.
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