Recently, TechNavio, a research firm with locations in North America, Europe, India, and China, issued a report titled “Global Green Packaging Market 2015-2019.” In this report, the company claims that the largest consumer of green packaging materials is the food & beverage industry, an industry that will lead the green packaging market to 2019.
Green packaging, according to TechNavio, is that which is produced from materials including plastic, metal, paper, glass, and other raw materials that are renewable, sustainable, and recyclable. The report goes on to say that green packaging, which can be easily molded or bent as needed to contain foods, beverages, and other consumer goods, produces fewer toxic emissions.
Vice President of TechNavio, Faisal Ghaus, said that companies who use sustainable or “green” packaging materials have a competitive advantage over other market players. Some of the companies who currently use sustainable packaging include Nestle, Coca-Cola, ConAgra Foods, PepsiCo, and Cadbury.
In the United States, there are several states in which stringent government regulations have been introduced, including EPR (extended producer responsibility), a policy that requires certain manufacturers to safely dispose of their products and pay for the recycling process. As a result of the additional costs manufacturers may face in handling packaging that is not sustainable at the end of its life cycle, many manufacturers prefer green packaging materials – and this trend will continue to grow.
At REA JET, we know that not only does sustainable packaging help improve the environment and reduce waste, consumers are also becoming more interested in products that are packaged using green materials. Regardless of the type of packaging you use as a manufacturer, we provide industrial coding and marking solutions designed to provide quality, indelible marking on a wide variety of packaging materials and substrates including plastic, wood, metal, rubber, glass, cardboard, poly bags, and more.