Environmental Considerations

With environmental concerns on the rise, MODWRAP.COM is giving number of options in packaging to be adopted as eco-friendly practices when deciding how to pack the products. The Environmental Protection projects have programs and information available to help companies in their efforts to package their products with the environment in mind. From opting to use recyclable and renewable materials to reducing packaging, MODWRAP.COM is helping revolutionize the way products are presented to consumers. We promote our dedication to the environment in their product marketing. This especially appeals to consumers who are also trying to be eco-friendly in their homes and offices.

Use of Environmental Packaging

The objective of environmental packaging is to create a package that minimizes the impact that its existence has on the environment as well as designing it so that it can be re-used (recycled) after the product within has been used or consumed.

Safe and Healthy and Reusable

Environmental packaging is safe, healthy and beneficial to those who handle it and those who receive it. If a package is designed correctly, it can be used for another reason or re-purposed, which cuts down on trash in the dump sites.

Avoid Noxious Substances

The objective is to eliminate or minimize waste and to use materials that are not hazardous to the environment and to humans, according to ELCompanies.com.

Avoid Noxious Substances

The objective is to eliminate or minimize waste and to use materials that are not hazardous to the environment and to humans, according to ELCompanies.com.

Going Green

Those companies who have gone "green" live by the creed "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle," notes Packing-int.com. When you reduce the amount of packaging that is used, you also lower CO2 emissions and waste and are being environmentally responsible.

The Environmental Impacts of Product Packaging

Product packaging is defined as materials used to present goods, contain them appropriately and provide for safe shipping and handling. The large quantity of packaging creates various environmental impacts, including the effect of manufacturing the packaging and the impact of disposing of it in landfills. There are various suggestions on how retailers can reduce the impact of their packaging on the environment. Many companies are voluntarily looking to reduce the environmental impact of their products' packaging.

Creation of Packaging

The creation of packaging uses natural resources and that has independent environmental impacts. It requires water and electricity to create the product. Byproducts of manufacturing can cause unfortunate side effects. The creation of plastics, for example, emits toxic carbon monoxide and other undesirable organic compounds. In fact, The creation of packaging costs more than the creation of the item to be packaged.


Much of the waste found in landfills is packaging waste. Much of this packaging, including polystyrene and other plastics, does not break down quickly. In fact, some of the packaging making its way to landfills does not break down at all, creating long-term environmental problems.

Packaging Suggestions

We educate customers to reduce the environmental impact of their packaging. Companies should aim to use less packaging material, which reduces the environmental as well as the economic impact of the packaging. Increasing the recycled content of the packaging and using recyclable materials can reduce items going into landfills. We should support recycling by educating consumers on how to dispose of the packaging responsibly.

Voluntary Packaging Reduction

Although it is not mandatory, many companies are voluntarily reducing their packaging..

How to Reduce Packaging Waste

Packing material and supplies that are paid for, used once then rendered useless end up in landfills as waste. This not only wastes money, but it is also bad for the environment. About one third of all packaging ends up in the trash, but consumers can reduce the amount of trash headed for landfills by looking for ways to reduce packaging waste. The adage "reduce, reuse, recycle" offers a smart guideline for waste reduction.


1. Choose products that have the least amount of packaging and/or those that can be recycled. Many manufacturers are redesigning packaging to use fewer materials and recyclable materials.

2. Buy in bulk rather than purchasing numerous small packages of material, which increases waste. Also choose products that are concentrates or are refillable.

3.Carry and use your own shopping bags (preferably canvas) whenever possible.

3.Reuse packaging products such as plastic bags, wrapping paper and foam peanuts.


A large proportion of our household waste is made up of various forms of packaging. This is not just the packaging around your new iPod! - but primarily includes plastic bottles, plastic bags and glass. We can all do more to help ourselves and the environment by following some simple rules.


Try to purchase products that are loose rather than pre-packaged and minimize the amount of packaging you purchase by refusing bags when practical, such as a single item purchase, do really need a bag just for that one item? possible. Also reducing the overall amount of packaging you consume by buying in larger sizes. One large container is usually less material than two smaller ones.


Reusable containers might be one of the very best solutions. Where available bring back your container to be refilled with product.

Three R’s - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Three little words make a big difference for the environment, so much so that many environmental groups use them as a mantra. These three words refer to how people handle waste, which is currently a big problem on Earth. Think of the three Rs-reduce, reuse and recycle-to save the environment. Find out how everyone can do his or her part to help.


1. Reduce the amount of trash you throw away by buying responsibly. If you have to choose between two similar items, go with the one that uses less packaging. Try the concentrated laundry and dish detergents in smaller bottles rather than the watered down big bottles. Better yet, reduce the number of things you buy. Just buy smart.

2. Limit your use of hazardous substances like paint, cleaners and pesticides. Buy only what you need. When finished, dispose of the container properly, as it's too easy for these products to invade our soil or water.

3. Reuse containers instead of throwing them in the garbage can. Use washable cups instead of disposable ones or reuse plastic forks and spoons. Make bird feeders out of two-liter soda bottles. Also, think about buying rechargeable items and rechargeable batteries that allow you to reuse items repeatedly without contributing to waste.

4. Repair broken items instead of trashing them and buying something new. If you no longer want an item, give it to someone who can use it.

5. Recycle as much as possible. Recycling turns waste into useful resources. Good for you if recycle newspapers and soda cans, but did you know that people recycle cell phones, Christmas trees and tires as well?

6. Buy products or packaging made with recycled content. You can also "precycle" by buying products in easily recyclable packaging.

7. Support recycling programs in your community. Many communities offer recycling centers with bins for different items. Almost half of Americans benefit from curbside recycling where they can place aluminum, steel cans, plastic, glass and newspaper at the curbs for pick up.

Plastic identification code

Five groups of plastic polymers,each with specific properties, are used worldwide for packaging applications (see table below). Each group of plastic polymer can be identified by its Plastic Identification code (PIC) - usually a number or a letter abbreviation. For instance, Low-Density Polyethylene can be identified by the number 4 and/or the letters "LDPE". The PIC appears inside a three-chasing arrow recycling symbol. The symbol is used to indicate whether the plastic can be recycled into new products.

Plastic Identification Code Type of plastic polymer Properties Common Packaging Applications
Polyethylene terephthalate(PET, PETE) Clarity, strength, toughness, barrier to gas and moisture. Soft drink, water and salad dressing bottles; peanut butter and jam jars
High-density polyethylene(HDPE) Stiffness, strength, toughness, resistance to moisture, permeability to gas. Water pipes, hula hoop rings, five gallon buckets, milk, juice and water bottles; the occasional shampoo / toiletry bottle
Polyvinyl chloride(PVC) Versatility, ease of blending, strength, toughness. Blister packaging for non-food items; cling films for non-food use. Not used for food packaging as the plasticisers needed to make natively rigid PVC flexible are usually toxic. Non-packaging uses are electrical cable insulation; rigid piping; vinyl records.
Low-density polyethylene(LDPE) Ease of processing, strength, toughness, flexibility, ease of sealing, barrier to moisture. Frozen food bags; squeezable bottles, e.g. honey, mustard; cling films; flexible container lids.
Polypropylene(PP) Strength, toughness, resistance to heat, chemicals, grease and oil, versatile, barrier to moisture. Reusable microwaveable ware; kitchenware; yogurt containers; margarine tubs; microwaveable disposable take-away containers; disposable cups; plates.
Polystyrene(PS) Versatility, clarity, easily formed Egg cartons; packing peanuts; disposable cups, plates, trays and cutlery; disposable take-away containers;
Other (oftenpolycarbonateor  ABS) Dependent on polymers or combination of polymers Beverage bottles; baby milk bottles. Non-packaging uses for polycarbonate: compact discs; "unbreakable" glazing; electronic apparatus housings; lenses including sunglasses, prescription glasses, automotive headlamps, riot shields, instrument panels;