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With more and more people ordering food online, the demand for sustainable foodservice packaging is at an all-time high. Now more than ever, customers are taking packaging into consideration when making purchasing decisions.
Here are some considerations to keep in mind when choosing food packaging for your business:
Customers are Environmentally Conscious
More and more, customers are actively looking for sustainable products – particularly when it comes to packaging. One survey found that 54% of consumers take sustainable packaging into consideration when selecting a product and 58% reported being “likely” or “very likely” to select products that use recyclable or reusable packaging. When choosing foodservice packaging for your business, look for products that not only keep food safe, but help reduce environmental impact.
Not All Plastics are Created Equally
It would be great if plastics just had a simple code for “yes, recycle this” or “no, trash it.” Unfortunately, it’s just not that simple. When choosing which food packaging is right for your business, consider selecting plastic products with numbers, or resin codes, that are widely recyclable. Download our Sustainable Packaging Playbook for a helpful guide to help decode plastic resin codes.
Choose Environmentally Sustainable Products
Looking to make the switch to greener packaging options? Dart®’s new Eco-Forward® Kraft Paper Food Containers can help! These dual-temperature containers are leak-resistant and have multiple sustainability features including:
Watch this video to learn more about Dart® Eco-Forward® Kraft Paper Food Containers!
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