If the linear approach sounds extremely wasteful, that’s because it is. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has estimated that even just uncollected plastic packaging waste is worth between 80 and 120 million dollars a year.
It doesn’t make sense for the world to keep on promoting packaging systems that result in so much material value being permanently lost to the economy.
And that’s before we get onto the subject of the environmental damage of such practices. Sir David Attenborough and others have focused on drawing attention to the problem of plastics in our oceans. Fears have even been expressed that by 2050, the world’s oceans could contain more plastic than fish.
Packaging can have its place in a circular economy
It’s clear that there is a continued staggering demand for such packaging materials. Just think about the various single-use items you are likely to have used yourself in the last 24 hours. But there’s also the broader picture of a global population that is expected to hit £10 billion by 2050. The demand on Mother Nature for raw materials is set to go up, not down. We cannot continue with a linear model in how we design, produce and process packaging.
There’s already evidence of a pursuit of innovative solutions helping to make sustainable packaging a reality. Environmentally-conscious consumers, industry leaders and politicians are all demanding them, as evidenced by such commitments as the UK Plastics Pact and the European Union (EU)’s pledge to achieve 100% recyclability, reusability, or compostability of packaging materials by 2030.
What is Tyler Packaging doing to make a circular economy a reality?
As specialist suppliers of flexible packaging for everyday items ranging from pet food and building materials to sports nutrition and lawn and garden products, here at Tyler Packaging, we are committed to providing packaging solutions that feed into the emerging circular economy.
We believe in brands, manufacturers and packaging designers helping to accelerate the shift towards a circular economy. Our sustainable 100% recyclable and compostable packaging solutions give brands the opportunity to take steps in the right direction, opting for flexible options that slash packaging by 95% compared to rigid containers.
Learn more about how your brand can play its part
Tyler Packaging offer various pre-made pouches, sacks and bags available in both paper and plastic. We are driven to provide packaging that allows a brand to present itself – and its product – at its best. A brand supporting a circular and sustainable economy needs to be no less a part of this.
We don’t believe that your products should be contributing to packaging waste. Your products do not need to harm the environment.
If you believe as strongly as we do in the packaging your brand uses contributing to a truly circular economy, please don’t hesitate to enquire to and have a chat with our team.