Compostable packaging is gaining more interest on a daily basis and a recent poll done by a packaging company clearly proves the demand for more sustainable packaging is increasing exponentially. An impressive 85% of 2104 UK respondents said they would prefer to receive compostable packaging and one third were also concerned over the increase of plastic waste during lockdown.
UK Shoppers have taken to the internet by storm during lockdown and over 90% will continue to shop online post lockdown. What does this mean for the packaging industry? Well, we are certainly going to be much busier and responsible for the environmental impact!
What can your business do for Plastic Free July?
Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. The Plastic Free July movement has inspired over 250 million participants in 177 countries.
Many of us have been asking ourselves the questions in the last few weeks, will Covid 19 side-line the environmental debate? Would the public turn their attention to their own survival rather than the survival of the planet?
Taking the positive out of a very negative situation, Protega Global have held several Virtual Meetings since the global health crisis begun and it's been a great success. We have improved our visuals, demonstrations, equipment and starting to get used to looking through a lens! We have found that when faced with a problem, new innovative ways are thought up rapidly within the team to continue business as usual.
As the coronavirus sweeps the globe and businesses start to take action on how to deal with the push backs, one very important factor to take into account is the strength of your packaging supply chain. China and many other countries have recently gone into lockdown causing delays and loss of imported goods to UK businesses.
It’s not often that our lives are disrupted to the point of isolation and for businesses this really puts the pressure on. From the early stages of the Coronavirus outbreak the team at Protega Global have been working hard to come up with strategies on how to continue business without the usual site visit routines.