A survey conducted by UK-based contract packing company WePack has found that 48% of people try to reuse packaging to be ‘eco-friendly’. While just 5% of respondents stated bluntly that they simply threw it away, quite a large percentage of those remaining indicated taking a more ‘I-do-if-I-can’ approach.
Used packaging is finding creative application as unique décor, storage solutions and gift wrap, to reduce waste and cut costs, the results showed.
Getting multiple uses out of a container minimises the need to keep buying new. In the survey, 6% of people said they try to reuse packaging to save money in the long run.
And, as awareness of sustainability and ecological issues increases, environmentally-friendly packaging will improve a retailer’s reputation, Andrew Busby, founder and CEO of Retail Reflections noted.
A further 15% of respondents said they only try to reuse packaging if they can find or have another use for it. One in eight respondents said the type of packaging determines whether they attempt to reuse it or not.
Size also plays a role, the survey found: just over 13% said they don’t try to reuse packaging as it takes up too much space.
Commenting on the results, WePack pointed out that using a contract packing service to refill packaging can make the process easier. Moreover, according to the company, reusable packaging can help retailers and consumers be ‘more green’ and, in turn, ‘improve the business’s reputation’. Containers that are practical, easy to use and aesthetically pleasing are likely to attract customers looking for reusable containers as a convenient alternative to buying new.
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