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Paper or Plastic in Your Packaging Material?

It is important to consider which material you will use in your filling material!

There are several factors to consider when choosing filling material for your product or packaging. One of the important decisions in this process is whether to use plastic or paper.

In this post, we will explore and discuss some key aspects you should think about before you decide.

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Recycling Infrastructure

Recycling is a crucial part of reducing your waste and environmental impact. Therefore, a critical consideration when choosing filling material is to ensure that there is available recycling infrastructure in place. Investigate the recycling options available for plastic and/or paper.

What Is the Recycling Rate?

Paper has a higher recycling rate when comparing the two materials. This means a greater proportion of paper products is recycled compared to plastic products. However, there are pros and cons to both materials, so the key is that the material can be recycled and there are effective ways to do so.

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Important Considerations

When selecting the type of filling material to use, it's important to think about what kind of product you have and the environmental conditions the material will be exposed to.

Key factors to consider:                                       

Product Safety: Different products require different kinds of protection, and it may be that only one of the materials can provide the protection you need. If you require a filling material that protects your products from moisture, for an example, you need a waterproof material, and in that case, plastic might be the better option.

Transportation: Another critical aspect is the transportation of your product, as the material you choose can help reduce your transportation costs. Plastic is often lighter than paper, and depending on how far you need to ship your product, this can be a significant factor.

Sustainability Perspective: Paper can be a more sustainable choice if you aim for your product and packaging to be as sustainable as possible. Many advocates for paper as it is a renewable material.

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Conclusion:

Choosing between plastic or paper as filling material is an important decision that should be carefully analyzed. There are many aspects to consider, as well as pros and cons for both materials. Review the different aspects to determine the best option for your company.

 

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