Eco-friendly packaging combines material and design choices to reduce environmental impact. Considering these together will provide the most benefit.
Plastic is still plastic, even if it’s made from plants. It’s amazing what can be made from renewable, bio-based ingredients to lessen the load on our limited petroleum resources.
This term means it will eventually break down, but there’s no standardized timeline. That means even Aunt Karen’s pound cake is technically biodegradable!
Compostable packaging in North America should be third party certified to break down into soil in a commercial composting facility within a set timeframe.
"Recyclable packaging" generally means it's widely collected by curbside recycling programs. It's a tiny fraction of the mountain of stuff that gets tossed in the bin!
Reusables are designed to be used multiple times. Big time 🙌. But getting the reusables to the right place at the right time is never a slam dunk!