Metal packaging: the best option to replace plastic packaging

The world as we think of it today has changed a lot in recent years. More specifically, we refer to how society understands its role and its responsibility towards it. New values have taken root in our thinking and we are now much more critical than before. One of the main reasons why we have taken this combative attitude is for the protection of the environment. A global issue with huge negative implications for the world as we know it.  

It is in this context that we want to focus today’s article: metal packaging vs. plastic packaging and our role in this field. But before we go any further, let’s just say that we have already taken a stand and, without a doubt, metal packaging is one of the best alternatives to other polluting and single-use materials such as plastic. 

So, here’s a question for you: is metal packaging the best option to replace plastic packaging? 

Start on the road to sustainability

Year after year, tons and tons of plastic waste are accumulated and dumped in landfills and oceans, causing serious hazards for marine wildlife and the planet as a whole. For this reason, at the fourth United Nations Environment Assembly, more than 200 countries committed themselves to reducing plastic consumption by 2030, in line with the demands of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda.

In this way, they are committed to eliminating this type of material in favour of others that are much more sustainable, environmentally friendly, recyclable, reusable and compostable, i.e. biologically degraded. They facilitate the circular economy and help to put an end to the food waste we talked about in another article. 

And of course, at Eurobox we also want to be part of this change, which is why we base our production on making metal packaging using tinplate as our raw material par excellence. And why is that? Simply because it is a completely reusable material, even multiple times, and recyclable, which is in line with the principles of sustainability. 

Do you also want to contribute to protecting the planet? Do you want your product packaging to be environmentally friendly without sacrificing quality and attractiveness? Don’t think twice and contact us. We will design and manufacture the metal packaging for your product. 

Still don’t know why you should choose this type of packaging? Read on and discover the main reasons why metal is better for packaging than plastic.  

Why is metal better for packaging than plastic? 

Mainly, and as we have already advanced, metal is a sustainable material, environmentally friendly as it can be recycled and reused. In other words, it has a much longer life cycle than plastic, which in most cases is single-use (it is disposable), which aggravates the problem of climate change by generating thousands of kilos of plastic waste annually. 

And this problem translates into plastic waste that fills landfills and marine waters, endangering the fauna and flora of the oceans. 

On the other hand, it should be noted that metal packaging is much more resistant to the passage of time, as well as to damage, knocks or friction that the product may suffer during transport or use. Moreover, it has traditionally been used as the best option for food preservation in times of crisis. 

And finally, it is a material with a great attraction, which stands out for its elegance and unique design. Who can resist a product with a metal container as opposed to a plastic one?

If you are looking to attract the attention of your potential customers and stand out from your competitors’ products, talk to us so that we can create a metal packaging adapted to your needs and requirements. Get a made-to-measure packaging with the best possible quality and finishes. 

*If you want to find out about the finishes we work with at Eurobox, we recommend you read this article: 8 different finishes for the design of your ideal packaging

Now you know why metal packaging is the best option to replace plastic packaging. It’s time to make changes and opt for other packaging that is much more sustainable and environmentally friendly. So contact us and let us be part of this change. 


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