When given a chance, I eagerly sample new snacks, particularly sugary and salty ones. Being the curious buyer I am, I will search for it online and check the buzz about it in the comments section. And, to my surprise, rather than talking about how it tastes, some people are complaining about how it's packaged!
They ask why it's packed in individual plastic bags or a big plastic canister, even though it's unnecessary. So yes, there are more eco-aware customers today who won't buy from you if you don't care about how your business affects the environment. That's where our eco-friendly promotional items come in!
Your company will be impacted by how you present the free snacks you give away at promotional events. That's why you need to step up your game, not just to make your customers happy but also to help save our environment. So, are you planning to ditch plastic food packaging soon? Then let us introduce you to other eco-friendly packaging options for snacks listed below:
Airtight Glass Containers
Glass containers are a beautiful and classy way to "wrap up" promotional snacks. Glass is a recyclable, long-lasting, and easy-to-clean material used as portable food packaging. According to the Glass Packaging Institute, "Glass has an almost zero rate of chemical interactions, ensuring that the products inside a glass bottle keep their strength, aroma, and flavour."
They're reusable, too! Similar to the glass jar I once got from a café that serves takeaway coffee in transparent glass mugs rather than single-use plastic cups. Until today, I still use it for my overnight oats! So, you can be sure that the mini jar of munchies branded with your company's logo will be put to good use in the recipient's home.
Paper and Cardboard Packaging
Choose food packing made of paper and cardboard if you want to save money. Both materials are also lightweight, compostable, and widely recyclable. However, consider the item's weight when using any food packaging material. It is also essential to remember that paper-based packaging is quite susceptible to damage when it comes into contact with water or other forms of moisture.
Moulded Pulp Fibre Containers
Egg cartons for branded snack packaging? Why not? You need to devise original ways to display your promotional items if you want your business to stand out from the crowd. It is good that this type of food packaging can be moulded, though.
Recycled paper, cardboard scraps, and even natural fibres are some of the many fibrous materials used to create moulded pulp fibre containers. It is the more durable alternative to packaging made of paper and cardboard. In addition to this, they do not have any chemical additions, coatings, or dyes, and they are either biodegradable or compostable.
Glassine is not made of glass, as its name suggests, but is just as fragile as glass. This is the perfect option for you if you want a food packaging material that is as transparent as glass but as lightweight as paper. Glassine is recyclable and biodegradable because it is made from wood pulp. Additionally, the packaging is acid-free and pH-neutral, ensuring that your food will retain its original flavour.
For those who want natural green packaging, use cellulose or cello bags. These are made from sustainable sources such as cotton, hemp, and wood. They have exceptional qualities like being biodegradable, compostable, low-cost, moisture-resistant, oil-resistant, and heat sealable. Not only are snacks packaged in cellulose, but they are also used in Food Contact Materials (FCM).
Cubic Promote Stand Against Greenwashing
We 100% cringe at that word. At Cubic Promote, we strongly oppose greenwashing. We will provide you with the real deal if you prefer eco-friendly packing choices for snacks. Let our experienced gift packing staff arrange promotional baskets stuffed with tasty snacks in authentic eco-packaging.
Jasmine is the head of Cubic Promote's accounts department and has 14 years of experience in the promotional product industry. Because Jasmine's expertise is with the financial end of things she is an expert on budget-friendly campaigns and large scale promotions requiring additional logistics. Visit her on LinkedIn.