The Eco-Friendly Packaging Solution for Car Care Products
Eco-friendly packaging is due to become more commonplace in the automotive industry as consumers continue to seek ways to be more sustainable in their everyday use of products.
Environmental impact is something that consumers consider in all parts of their lives. When it comes to vehicles, individuals and businesses are considering how to be more sustainable. One of the primary concerns is of course, fuel and switching to electronic vehicles.
These growing pressures from consumers are also being reflected in government and industry legislation. For example, the plastic packaging tax.
However, the products used to maintain and clean the vehicle are also important. Therefore, sustainability should be a priority for Car Care brands – especially when it comes to packaging!
What is Eco-Friendly Packaging?
Eco-friendly packaging is packaging that has a lesser impact on the environment. There are a number of variations that can qualify under this, for example:
- Recyclable packaging
- Reusable packaging
- Refillable packaging
- Eco-friendly packaging materials
- Reduced packaging
Why Make Your Packaging More Sustainable?
Consumers are not only looking for more sustainable products, for example waterless car wash products, but they are also in search of packaging with a reduced environmental impact.
According to Trivium Packaging’s 2022 Global Buying Green Report, 86% of consumers among younger generations (<45) show a willingness to pay more for sustainable packaging.
Eco-friendly packaging continues to grow in demand year on year and will without a doubt, be the future of packaging.
The same report also found that 68% of consumers have chosen a product in the last six months based on its sustainability credentials. This means that by utilising sustainable packaging, consumers will be drawn to your products.
Another reason to make your packaging eco-friendlier is to adhere to packaging regulations.
Legislation such as the Plastic Packaging Tax and Packaging Waste Regulations mean that your brand will see additional costs by not opting for more sustainable packaging.
Also, retailers are starting to bring in their own regulations on how products can and cannot be packaged to be sold in their stores – with continued rules expected to come into place to put pressure on brands to change their packaging.
To find out more about the UK environmental packaging regulations, click here.
For The Planet
It goes without saying that the main reason for making your packaging more sustainable is for the planet’s future.
Packaging has large effects on the planet due to carbon emissions. One way your brand can reduce its environmental impact is by switching your packaging to be more eco-friendly.
The Eco-Friendly Packaging Solution
One example of an environmentally friendly packaging solution for your Automotive product is to switch the material of your labels to an eco-friendly material.
There are a wide range of eco-friendly label materials including those made up of recycled materials, compostable materials, and recyclable materials.
By choosing an eco-friendly label material, you are adding to your brand’s sustainability credentials. At Springfield Solutions, we carry several eco material options. These are represented under three categories; Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
‘Reduce’ label category feature a lesser material weight by using a thinner face and backing material. This sustainable label option leads to less waste being sent to landfill.
Our ‘Reuse’ labels utilise Biodegradable and Compostable substrates as well as wash-off adhesives. The wash-off adhesive facilitates an extended life cycle of your packaging components by allowing 100% PET container recycling.
Finally, our ‘Recycle’ labels feature recycled content, including PCR (post-consumer recycling), PIR (post-industrial recycled content) and renewable wood-based raw materials.
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