Time to Read: 4 minutes Summary: Discover ways to incorporate sustainable business practices with eco-friendly packaging and learn more about biodegradable seed paper that will not only reduce waste but give back to the environment and benefit important species. When it comes to sustainable business practices, sustainable eco-packaging is a great place to start when greening up your business. The packaging is everywhere and more often than not you will find excess materials that were unnecessary, and often not even recyclable, involved. It may be difficult to assess just how much landfill waste is generated from product packaging alone, but you don't have to look much further than your own trash at home to see the scale of it and know that zero-waste packaging is the way of the future. Businesses and organizations everywhere are making environmental practices a part of their company culture at every level so solutions are everywhere. It's a good time to shop green! Not to mention that the benefits of choosing sustainable packaging options are hard to ignore. Packaging World stated that: “consumers view sustainable packaging options as a “simple” measure that all manufacturers can take, and therefore, a minimum requirement for all products, even if the product itself does not resonate as sustainable" Here's a brief look at how to achieve sustainable eco packaging: (Text-based details below if you cannot view this image) Way to make your packaging more eco-friendly \tUse materials that are biodegradable to reduce waste \tUse materials made from recycled post-consumer content. \tIf plastics are used, choose those made from renewable resources such as corn. \tReduce excess packaging material and make it is as small as possible \tEnsure materials are safe and non-toxic \tConfirm it was produced with sustainable production practices \tMake sure it doesn’t affect natural eco-systems in a negative way The benefits \tIt’s good for the planet \tIt attracts consumers and sets you apart from competitors. \tIt shows that you care about the environment and are doing good business. \tIt usually is smaller and lightweight so that you save on shipping costs. Plantable Seed Paper Eco Packaging Seed paper eco-packaging is a zero-waste solution for products that require traditional paper packagings such as small boxes, belly bands, inserts, candle dust covers and box fillers. Made with post-consumer materials embedded with seeds, this biodegradable paper doesn't leave any waste behind and will grow into something that will actually have a positive impact on the environment. As pollinator plants, wildflowers are incredibly beneficial to important species such as declining honeybee populations. When you use seed paper packaging, you are actually giving something back to the Earth. In today’s world, it is impossible to avoid some negative impacts on the environment when doing business but there ways to offset them by choosing initiatives to help counteract the negative effects. Inviting consumers to plant your packaging is a fun and memorable way to do that! Get started with your eco-friendly seed paper packaging here! Created with biodegradable materials, seed paper is embedded with NON-GMO seeds that grow wildflowers, herbs, or vegetables when planted in a pot or garden. Learn more about how you can incorporate this special eco-friendly paper into your next corporate promotion by subscribing to our newsletter, and download our full Seed Paper Promotions Catalogs.