The pressure on industries to go green with their packaging is now enormous, but going green is not really the same as sustainable packaging .Sustainable packaging is functional, cost effective, and supports long term human wellbeing .This can be achieved by using eco-friendly sustainable packaging box, tapes, stickers, tissues, cardboards etc.
Not all “green” packaging meets these sustainable norms, such as biodegradable plastics. They exist today, but are not widely used as they are extravagant to produce and therefore cost high and also don't meet the definition of sustainability.
When purchasing packaging made up of recycled materials, you should pay particular attention to the proportion of materials that are said to be made from recycled materials.
An example is recycled paperboard, if stated to be made of 80% recycled material, which is good because on average 20% of the new pulp needs to be added to it to get the same strength as the paperboard. However, if it says only 40% is recycled, it is not as "green" as it seems.
One of the key factors in improving recycling targets is to improve the actual level of it taking place, that is to say it is great if almost all packaging is made out of recycled materials, but pointless if only a nominal amount is actually recycled. One way to fix this is to educate the public by printing recycling on the packaging box. The alternative is government-led and enforced packaging recycling targets.