Did you know that at least 8 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans each and every single year? For perspective, that’s 16 billion pounds.
It’s no wonder why nearly 60% of consumers are willing to change their shopping habits to reduce environmental impact and nearly 80% say that sustainability is important to them.
This is a clear indicator of why we’ve seen a massive uptick in the number of brands looking to move away from single-use plastic options for shipping their products to customers.
And it’s also one of the biggest reasons why we created our ultra-sustainable Earth Keeperbag, which is made entirely from post-consumer recycled material and is completely biodegradable.
If you’re wondering whether moving towards sustainable shipping packaging is the right move for your business, here are five signs the Earth Keeperbag is for you.
1. You Ship High Volumes of Packages
If your business frequently ships high volumes of packages, such as apparel or other consumer goods, switching to sustainable packaging options like the Earth Keeperbag presents you with a big opportunity to make an impactful change.
Making the decision to go sustainable equates to an easy way to do your part in caring for the environment.
2. Reducing Your Carbon Footprint is Important to Your Business and Customers
For brands, it’s important to walk the walk if you’re going to talk the talk. So, if your brand image is modern, forward-thinking, and innovative, it’s important that you take steps to tackle modern challenges. Your customers are going to expect it from you.
And for many businesses and their savvy consumers, environmental sustainability is one of the most important challenges of our time. Believe it or not, more than 60% of consumers expect brands to have clear sustainability practices.
3. You’re Willing to Spend a Little Extra to Make a Big Difference
The reality is that sustainability comes with an added price tag. This applies to everything from green design and construction to sustainable manufacturing processes and eco-friendly packaging and shipping (UPS, for instance, even offers businesses the opportunity to counterbalance the carbon dioxide emissions generated by the transport of their packages through carbon offsetting).
Our Earth Keeperbags are no exception: they do have a higher price tag than our poly mailers because the cost of producing them is higher in comparison.
But given that consumers are becoming much more conscious of sustainable practices, forward-thinking businesses know that the small cost bump for eco-friendly initiatives will pay dividends in the long run.
4. You Want a Sustainable Mailer That Doesn’t Compromise on Looks or Quality
If you want to use eco-friendly mailers but you’re worried about sacrificing quality and appearance as a result, then the Earth Keeperbag is for you.
For one, we’re able to offer the same customizability on our Earth Keeperbags as we can on our poly mailers, including:
- Personalized brandings such as logos and taglines or other communications
- Full colour options, from our one-colour to full-colour images as well as edge-to-edge printing
- Customizable sizes
On top of that, Earth Keeperbags are also extremely durable. We treat them using a specialized weather-resistant coating that slows moisture penetration.
That means your products arrive to your customers safe and sound every time.
5. You Understand the Potential Business Benefits of Sustainable Practices
Remember how we mentioned that more than 60% of consumers expect brands to have clear sustainability practice?
Well, this can translate to increased sales and an enhanced brand image as well.
After all, if today’s savvy consumers are already demanding more sustainability from the brands they do business with.
So, the businesses that are ahead of the curve are going to have a head-start at seizing that market share.
If you’d like to learn more about the Earth Keeperbag or to get an obligation-free quote on your mailers, get in touch with us today. Our team is here to help!