One of the simplest yet most impactful ways to work towards a more sustainable lifestyle is through education, which is why today I want to share how to be more sustainable with flexible packaging! With all the love I received from my Earth Month Daily Sustainable Challenges, I’m committed now, more than ever, to continue sharing simple, clean-living tips throughout the year! Drum roll please…. I’m so excited to share with you that today’s blog post is actually the FIRST in a new series of posts, “How To Be More Sustainable.” The truth is sometimes “being sustainable” seems like an overwhelming mountain to climb, when in fact being sustainable can be as simple as picking up a flexible packaging product at the grocery store. Keep reading to learn more!
Thank you to The Perfect Packaging (check them out on Insta here) for sponsoring today’s blog post. As always, all opinions are my own! Learn more about the larger impact my sponsored posts are making through my Phillips Lane Promise.
Sooooo what is Flexible Packaging?
Flexible packaging is a package or any part of a package made of flexible materials that, when filled or closed, can change in shape. Flexible packaging can be constructed using a variety of materials such as paper, plastic, film, foil, etc.
Thousands of food & non-food products alike have been made more convenient and enjoyable for consumers thanks to flexible packaging! One great example of this is that many flexible packaging products are resealable, which makes everyday life easier, while also extending the life of the product inside!
How is flexible packaging a more sustainable option?
One // Flexible packaging extends the shelf life of products, specifically food products, by maintaining and indicating the freshness of said product. Not only is this extending the life of your product, but it’s also reducing food waste in your home. Double win!!
Two // The lightweight nature of flexible packaging means it requires less energy to transport these products. Additionally, on the consumer end, it’s much more convenient to handle these lighter-weight products that are flexible in shape. Personally, I love the fact that with my resealable flexible packaging products, I’m able to just grab & go when I’m in a rush and have to get out the door!
Three // Less waste! flexible packaging requires less water and energy to manufacture (and to transport, which we already discussed), and generates smaller quantities of greenhouse gases. The efficiency with product packaging ratios also means less waste is ending up in landfills. Again, double win!
Let’s do our part.
The next time you go into the grocery store, take note of which products you purchase and whether they’re made with flexible packaging or not. I challenge you (and I’ll do the same!) to swap one of your non sustainable products for an alternative product in flexible packaging!
What is one of your favorite flexible packaging products? I’ve included some of my favorites when it comes to the ultimate breakfast spread throughout this post!!