Ways To Signifcantly Reduce Food Packaging Costs


If you’re looking for a way for your business to cut some costs on packaging your food, there is some good news. You’re in luck! There are several ways that a company can cut its food packaging costs by a significant amount, and they are all very easy. If you’re in the food industry, you know that safety is one of the biggest concerns to have when it comes to customers and their health. Every year, about 1 out of 6 Americans gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases. Your business is in the position to control this number and help limit the amount of cases per year of people who get sick thanks to food that was not properly handled. Part of that can start with how its stored and packaged.

Here are four ways to reduce packaging costs!

1. Invest in recyclable packaging products

Did you know that 52 percent of people globally make purchase decisions partially due to packaging that shows a brand making a positive environmental impact? That means if you want to save money while also making a statement, you could easily go green. By using sustainable materials, not only are you making a positive impact on the earth, but you are also going to be able to purchase cheaper, more biodegradable packaging options that can be recycled by consumers.

2. Think about the costs that are necessary

You might have some awesome packaging, but is all that is printed on a box of food or a carton necessary? When putting together food packaging, just remember what is actually needed and what is excessive. You might be able to cut costs on printing or excess labels and other materials. Do you really need all of that tape? All of that printed colored components?

3. Try and limit the amount of materials you need

When trying to package food, you need to think about packing a lot of food into a smaller space. You might not need a bunch of tape, cardboard, cling wrap, or other food packaging materials. Even with less packaging, your food should still be safe in most cases and pass food inspection. It’s just that you might be able to use less plastic for a pouch or a lighter, biodegrade able material for food packaging.

Do you have more tips for saving money on food packaging? Please share it in the comments!

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