No need to wear Birkenstocks or a shirt woven from hemp, as consumers of green products and packaging have gone mainstream.
Together with trends of value and health, green packaging is becoming a factor for consumers in their spending habits.
To paraphrase Gordon Gekko from the movie Wall Street, “Green is good.”
Independent business information provider Visiongain reports that buyers contend that packaging should be as wholesome and healthy as the contents of the product.
In its publication “The Sustainable & Green Packaging Market 2011-2021,” the London-based company indicates that consumer desire for sustainable and green packaging is driving the global packaging market and its associated industries.
The benefit of companies like Wal-Mart pushing its green image is the reduction in price for organic plastics. While not there yet, bio-plastic companies have grown their production facilities and capacities in response. Just as most people feel the pain at the pump, the feed stocks of crude oil and gas for conventional plastic remain high.
Low energy consumption, reducing the environmental impact of packaging in a landfill and earth-friendly materials are some of the issues that manufacturers are experiencing.
Besides a peaceful, easy feeling and a better environment, other earthly benefits will total $107.7 billion in 2011 in the “sustainable and green packaging market,” says Visiongain.
As business owners, we know that frugality and resourcefulness often go hand and hand and sustainability is part of that equation.
A quote from the book “Your Money or Your Life” by Vicki Robin could summarize the flow of buying products not made from sustainable materials or in green packaging. “It’s a one-way trip from the earth to the factory to the store to our house to the dump,” she writes in her 1999 book.
To summarize, market forces and consumer choices are compelling manufacturers to seek packaging and products that reflect the desire for everything that is quality, green and sustaining.
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