It’s been said that it’s the little things that matter. But, in what ways do they matter and what are those little things? Can something as little as packaging really matter? According to a 2016 West Rock Consumer Insights Study, 26% of respondents said that the packaging of a product is extremely important to their overall satisfaction — that’s up from 18% in 2013.
Sifting through supplies can be frustrating in the middle of a busy project. The storage and organization of small things matter to a hobbyist. Struggling to open a package can be painful for an arthritic person, this means easy packaging matters to them. As plastic waste causes pollution and damage to environments and species, maintaining the environment while meeting our needs matter to a lot of us.
Thermoformed Clamshells are Environmentally Friendly
A blister package that folds into itself is often referred to as a “clamshell”. Thermoformed clamshells go through a process of conversion that heats a plastic sheet until pliable an the plastic is then molded into a specific shape to create the final product. They are available in a variety of sizes, including customizable options, and they are good for the environment. The 2016 West Rock Consumer Insights Study revealed that 66% of consumers have tried a new product because the packaging caught their eye and 45% of consumers have purchased a product because the packaging was environmentally friendly.
Nearly 32 million metric tons of plastic waste is improperly disposed of. There is a significant amount of the world’s plastic waste that ends up in the ocean, where it causes at least $13 billion in damages per year. Of the 78 million metric tons of plastic packaging produced worldwide in 2013, 40% was dumped in landfills and 32%, polluting both land and sea. An estimated 150 million metric tons of plastic currently resides in the world’s oceans. A 2016 Ellen MacArthur Foundation report stated that if we don’t take action, by the year 2050, there may be more plastic than fish in the ocean. Reusable packaging can help reduce this kind of waste.
Customized Options to Meet Any Need
Fifty-two percent of people around the world make purchases partially due to packaging that shows a brand making a positive social and environmental impact but only 14% of those consumers feel that brands are making an effort to improve packaging, according to a 2016 West Rock Consumer Insights Study. Resuable products that are flexible to meet many different needs should also be good for the environment. The demand for a product depends on its features and benefits. This diverse storage and packaging solutions provide flexibility and quality alongside a positive environmental impact. From the hobbyist with pins and beads to the mechanic with bolts and screws, thermoformed clamshells can save you time and space.
In addition to thermoformed clamshells and other clamshell packaging solutions, there are box labels, safety glasses cases, and customizable packaging solutions are suitable for any industry, home or business. You can get ammo storage cases, a small utility box, and other thermoformed packaging to meet all your storage and organizational needs. Organization and storage can increase efficiency and productivity, being able to do so while improving the environment makes reusable packaging a thing to consider. These containers feature a green packaging alternative that is good for the environment but can be molded into whatever you need them to be. With thermoformed clamshells, they can be made and changed to fill any specific want or need.