Kraft Boxes – An eco-friendly counterpart to your usual packaging
Almost every retail product in the market requires some type of packaging. For that packaging, many different types of packaging materials are available in the market. All these materials have their advantages. But something that does not catch our attention usually is their disadvantages. These packaging materials are damaging the environment in many different ways. Plastic and paperboard both have their minuses and drastic effects on nature.
First, coming to the notorious plastic. Who does not know what it is doing to our oceans and wildlife? God knows how many animals die every day choking on the plastic we so dearly use. Every day, we see posts on social media of animals dying because of the human waste in the oceans, forests, and everywhere else.
Apart from the damage to animals, thousands of acres of land are covered with hundreds of feet of plastic rubble. That land could be used for better reasons instead, but we choose to continue on the material that is more of a slow poison for the planet.
So, plastic is definitely the bad guy, but it is not alone in this regard. Cardboard is another arch-enemy of nature. Even though cardboard is much less damaging than plastic because of its biodegradable nature, still it is very damaging. A lot of times, cardboard packaging has a plastic lining making it non-recyclable.
To make cardboard or paperboard, loads of wood pulp are required, which comes from cutting down trees and forests. In addition to the cutting of forests, the material also requires a lot of water in the production process. Cardboard is not much of a recyclable product as It is recyclable to only a certain extent.
So, when both of these packaging materials are not good for nature, we need a packaging material that is the answer to the problem. Such an answer already exists in the form of Kraft material. This material is a suitable packaging for all the products for which we use plastic and cardboard boxes. Thus, switching to these boxes is not hard at all. Although there are some limitations to the material as it offers a lesser number of customization options, its allrounder eco-friendly nature more than compensates for the small compromise.
Kraft Boxes – An allrounder nature-friendly packaging
Kraft material is made of chemical pulp, and a huge part of it comes from recycled sources. These brown boxes do not require as many resources as plastic and cardboard do. It is a major advantage of Kraft material over both of its rivals. But as I said, it is an allrounder eco-friendly packaging, so there is a lot more than lesser resource consumption to it.
These boxes are not only made of recyclable material but are recyclable themselves too. Because of their recyclable nature, many big food and retail brands have been using this packaging material for a long time. It not only helps nature but also helps your brand make an eco-friendly image of your brand. Thus, a win-win situation for nature and the brand using Kraft packaging.
Biodegradability is something that we do not usually consider before buying packaging, but it is something very important. Biodegradable means something that breaks down over time and becomes a part of nature again. This quality is an important aspect of Kraft boxes. It is such a major plus that if plastic was biodegradable too, there wouldn’t have been the plastic emergency in the oceans, nor there would be the heaps of plastic today we see deposited in the city dumps. Kraft boxes are biodegradable and safe, which means these boxes get back to becoming a part of nature.
Kraft boxes are also reusable, as there are many DIY activities you can do with these boxes. There are many people on the internet, educating how you can use these boxes to make new things out of them. So, there are many other things you can do with these boxes rather than storing your stuff in the cellar. But even if you are using them as your storage for your DVDs, toys, or other things, you are still doing great.
One Slight Compromise with Kraft Boxes
Kraft boxes are amazing and one of the best packaging materials out there, but there one slight compromise you have to make with these boxes. These boxes as much customizability as the other packaging materials. Plastic is the most customizable; cardboard is second, and Kraft is customizable in terms of printing and finishing options. The grainy surface of Kraft boxes offers lesser printing options. But with all the other qualities, it is still the best packaging material in the market. Besides, with Kraft, less is more. So, don’t worry; you can still score a solid presentation with these boxes. Many big brands have done this; you can do it too.
If you need any assistance in designing and making of your packaging, you can get our services. Kraft boxes from Stampa Prints have all the qualities you need, and many customization options too.