Over the past several years we have seen a very defined shift toward more flexible packaging purchases from our fresh produce customers. That trend accelerated even more with COVID-19 spurring both a concern for product safety and a desire to minimize trips to the store, which necessitated larger purchases per trip. Bags became the solution to address both of those concerns.
What are the benefits of a circular economy?
Have you experienced any supply chain issues lately? From fresh produce to consumer-packaged goods, we are currently feeling the strain of living in a linear economy. Companies are relying on sourcing specific materials that are often coming from only one, singular location. These goods are being designed, developed, and shipped with the expectation that they will be used only once and will ultimately end up in a landfill after briefly serving their intended purpose. If 2021 has taught us anything it is that this type of linear economy will not be a sustainable or profitable way to move forward.
What if making small improvements to your packaging could lead to a multitude of benefits for your brand and bottom line? Recently, Shell Polymers published an eBook that discusses that very idea and brings up 3 actionable takeaways that we felt were worth elevating.
What is upcycling? You can upcycle a used good or waste material to produce something new by modifying it to serve a second function outside of its original design.
We learned a lot this past year including improving our own operational efficiencies, the effects a pandemic has on supply distribution, and just how important packaging is to our customers and consumers. Through all the highs and lows our industry has seen this year, it has been our pleasure to serve you with meaningful content that helps you thrive in your business.