Parcel packaging now vs. in the past: how has it changed?

Parcel packaging now vs. in the past: how has it changed?
Parcel packaging now vs. in the past: how has it changed?

Compared to the past years, when packaging was predominantly made of plastics and other materials not exactly friendly to the environment, today we see a significant change: biodegradable and recyclable materials. This transition is also supported by growing consumer awareness and legislative pressures aimed at reducing pollution and waste.

Biodegradable materials such as corrugated cardboard, recycled paper and eco-friendly fillers have become preferred options for parcel packaging. These materials not only provide adequate protection against product damage during transport, but also naturally decompose within a relatively short time after disposal, thus reducing the impact on the environment.

For example, did you know that filler paper is an eco-friendly alternative to traditional filler materials such as polystyrene or plastic? Made from recycled paper or renewable materials such as cellulose, the filler paper offers a sustainable solution for protecting and packaging products. It is very resistant and protects very well against mechanical shocks. Considering that it is biodegradable and can be recycled, it contributes to reducing waste and protecting the environment.

Another important aspect of modern packaging is the efficiency in protecting the contents. If in the past there were problems related to inadequate or insufficient packaging that led to damage to products during handling and transport, today technologies and materials are made available that provide increased protection.

For example, environmentally friendly fillers, such as filler flakes made from biodegradable materials such as corn starch, not only provide effective cushioning against mechanical shocks, but are also easy to use and recycle. Corrugated packaging is also designed and manufactured to provide superior strength and stability, thus protecting the contents against shock and external pressure.

Moreover, modern technologies allow packaging to be customized according to the specific requirements of the products. Thus, tailored packaging can be created to provide optimal protection for fragile or sensitive products such as electronics or glass bottles, thereby reducing the risk of damage during handling and transport.

Having said that, package packaging these days has changed significantly from the practices of many years ago. The shift to biodegradable and recyclable materials has allowed for a reduction in environmental impact, while modern technologies have improved the efficiency and safety of products during transport. With an increased focus on sustainability and environmental protection, modern packaging is designed to provide an optimal combination of content safety and responsibility towards the planet.

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