Pregis Limited, supplier of Easypack, the UK’s leading brand of eco-friendly packaging solutions, has announced a further year on year growth in sales of green packaging technology in 2018, resulting in 122,125 new trees being saved in the 12-month period, its highest ever annual figure.
Easypack’s packaging technology produces 100% recycled, 100% recyclable and 100% biodegradable paper packaging, which is also pH neutral and fully certified to ensure that it is 100% recycled and traceable to source. The paper also complies with EU legislation on the Restriction of use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), and Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals (REACH).
Green packaging trend gaining momentum
Easypack’s green packaging technology has been manufactured in the UK for over 25 years, with the sole aim of providing customers with an environmentally friendly packaging alternative to plastic or non-degradable packaging mediums.
In recent years, following widely publicised media coverage of the harm that alternative packaging materials are having on the environment, consumer perceptions have changed and they are actively seeking brands that produce or sell products with ‘green’ credentials. This shift in consumer demand is leading businesses to switch all or part of their packaging materials to more eco-friendly alternatives, a move that is not only simple, but is also critical if companies want to retain their customers in the long term.
The Easypack range of green packaging technology produces a wide range of robust, cushion void-fill packaging that prevents in-transit breakages, and requires less in-the-box packaging so reduces costs. As well as being strong and clean, the packaging will protect virtually every type of product. Therefore, not only is green packaging good for the environment, it will also optimise the packaging process and reduce costs.
Each customer receives an annual tree certificate
Every year, Easypack customers are presented with an annual Sustainable Packaging Certificate which shows how many new trees their business has protected during the previous year. This allows them to share their powerful, green packaging message with their customers, staff and stakeholders via social media and customer communications.
In the last four years alone, Easypack customers have helped to save over 470,000 new trees from being cut down. This shows that it is not only possible for businesses to fully protect their goods in transit with a 100% sustainable material, but they can also have a direct and positive effect on the wider environment.