Plastic products and the disposal of these items has been heavily focused on by mainstream media recently. These items can be seen littering streets, landfills and oceans causing damage to wildlife and eventually entering our food chain.
Yet contrary to what we are seeing in the media some plastic packaging may not be as bad as they are being painted out to be. As technology develops, different techniques for creating products can help reduce the overall environmental impact of the packaging.
Mindsets around packaging are slowly changing but many people still only look at where their packaging ends up. Although this is important, ensuring that you are aware of the whole carbon footprint of a product is beneficial. It takes energy, water and sometimes chemicals to create a range of packaging. Some products require more than others but reducing this impact is a great way to improve the impact your packaging has on the environment.