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Shopping Sustainably: How To Reduce Your Environmental Impact With Eco-Conscious Packaging

Making sustainable choices when shopping can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. In fact, making eco-conscious decisions about the packaging your products come in is a great place to start. Believe it or not, the type of packaging you choose can make a big difference when it comes to reducing your environmental impact.

Here are the types of eco-conscious packaging and some tips on how to shop more sustainably through packaging:



BIODEGRADABLE PACKAGING

Compostable packaging is made from sustainable materials like plant-based cellulose and cornstarch. This type of packaging breaks down quickly and doesn't release harmful chemicals into the environment. Plus, it's a great way to reduce waste.


Using banana leaves instead of plastic
Plant Based Packaging


REUSABLE CONTAINERS

Using reusable containers is another great way to cut down on packaging waste. You can find reusable containers made from glass, metal, or even bamboo. Shipping just the refill packets: If you're looking for a truly sustainable option, consider shipping just the refill packets. This eliminates the need for any packaging at all. Plus, it's a great way to save money in the long run.





REFILLABLE PACKAGING

Another way is to consider how you're going to dispose of the packaging once you've used the product. For example, some companies use landfill-biodegradable packaging, or have reusable containers and are shipping you just the refill packets. These are all great options for reducing your environmental impact.



SHIPPING PACKAGING

The packaging your package comes in: When it comes to eco-friendly packaging, there are a few things you should avoid. Excess packaging, plastics, and styrofoam puffs are all bad for the environment. They often end up in landfills, where they take centuries to decompose. Plus, they release harmful chemicals into the environment as they break down. So, when you're shopping for sustainable products, be sure to avoid these materials.


Unnecessary plastic packaging
If only bananas had some sort of biodegradable packaging. Much like their peel perhaps


MAKING SUSTAINABLE CHOICES SIMPLE

Making sustainable choices doesn't have to be difficult. By simply being mindful of the type of packaging you choose, you can make a big difference in reducing your environmental impact. So next time you're shopping, keep these tips in mind and shop sustainably! You'll be doing your part to help the environment and make sure that future generations can enjoy the planet we all call home.

What is your favorite type of sustainable packaging and why?











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