Across the globe, people are waking up to the effects of single-use plastic on our waterways and landscapes. The second Plastic Waste Makers Index found that the world is creating more single-use plastic waste than ever before.
To try to combat this alarming amount of plastic pollution, industries across the board are adapting their practices in order to lower the amount of waste they produce. For cosmetic, skincare, and household brands, this means making the switch to alternative packaging materials. However, what alternatives exist? In this blog post, we're going to provide an overview of some of the alternatives to traditional packaging materials:
- Bamboo:Known for its strength and versatility, bamboo is a renewable packaging material that's gained traction in recent years. What makes bamboo particularly eco-friendly is its remarkable growth rate. In fact, some species of bamboo can grow at a rate of 1.5 inches an hour. This incredible speed of growth makes it an incredibly sustainable option for packaging materials. Not only is it a more sustainable alternative to plastic, but it also fits the aesthetic of clean beauty with its natural hues and earthy qualities.
- Sugarcane: When you think of sugarcane, what's the first thing that springs to mind? No doubt it's its sweetness rather than its capabilities as a fantastic eco-friendly packaging material. Unlike fossil fuels, which are used to make traditional plastic solutions, sugarcane is a renewable source. Additionally, it's a highly absorbent crop, and "sugarcane plantations promote impressive drainage of atmospheric carbon dioxide".
In comparison to traditional plastics, bioplastics derived from sugarcane are far more environmentally friendly, as they aren't made from fossil fuels. They can also be used in a wide variety of applications, from tubes to bottles.
- Aluminum:Aluminum has long been recognized as one of the most recyclable materials on the planet. Nearly 75% of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today, which just goes to show its recycling potential. It's also incredibly lightweight, therefore reducing transportation-related emissions.
At Adonis, we're committed to providing our partners with a variety of sustainable packaging solutions. We're constantly innovating to stay ahead of trends to ensure that we provide products of the highest possible quality. If you would like to learn more about our sustainable packaging options, head to our dedicated eco-friendly cosmetic packaging page. And if you'd like to discuss your packaging requirements with a member of our team, then don't hesitate to get in touch.