In today’s day and age, more and more hospitality industries are accommodating food deliveries, take-out services and more. From take-away coffee cups to restaurant made take-out, our hospitality industries are changing!
But, with a higher demand for take-out services comes a higher demand for packaging! Our blog dives into the world of sustainable hospitality food packaging and where it could take us in the future! To find out more, keep on reading!
Why Sustainable Packaging?
With an increased demand for takeout, single-use packaging creates more waste than is needed, which is where sustainable packaging comes in. Finding alternative materials and more eco-friendly ways of packaging take-out food helps businesses to produce less waste and have a less harmful impact on the environment.
Examples & Trends In Sustainable Packaging
These are a few examples of how businesses can make small changes to accommodate more sustainable packaging, and where the future of sustainable packaging could take it!
Bio based plastics are a compostable packaging solution which has a much smaller carbon footprint than regular plastics. These plastics are often made from sugarcane or corn starch, making them biodegradable and compostable!
Recyclable Coffee Cups
You will probably have seen the recyclable coffee cups that are given out in cafes and for on the go coffee. Nowadays, following sustainable trends, these coffee cups are generally made from fully biodegradable plant materials and are free from plastic!
Functional & Stylish Packaging
As more sustainable packaging has come to fruition, these practices have influenced a more minimalistic style of packaging. Not only are these designs easy to recycle, but they adopt more functional and practical approaches to packaging. This makes the packaging more simple for consumers to use while reducing environmental impact.
Packaging could take even more turns and twists in the future, with smart technology becoming even more prevalent. Intelligent packaging developments may be able to detect spoilage, temperature and tampering. This could help businesses to reduce waste, manage inventory better and improve food safety!
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Packaging can even be used as a service, with some packaging solutions being cleaned, returned and reused. Some cosmetic companies and other brands have incentives set up where you can trade in recyclable packaging for new products, helping brands to be more eco-conscious and put more importance on recycling unused packaging.
If you’re looking for a sustainable, 100% recyclable packaging supplier, look no further! Here at Marshall WIlson, we specialise in a range of hospitality food packaging, helping you find a cost effective alternative to harmful plastics.
For further enquiries about our products or how we can help you, feel free to contact us today to speak to our team directly!