Guide

Design packaging to reduce environmental impacts

Introduction

Good packaging design can reduce the impact that a product has on the environment. Redesigning your packaging can also reduce your costs and ensure you comply with packaging regulations.

Manufacturers and product designers should use the design of product packaging and its ability to be minimised, reused or recycled as one of the key factors they consider when making decisions. Redesigning your product packaging can reduce your costs and improve profits across your business' supply chain.

This guide describes how you can improve the design of your packaging. It explains how you should look at the impact of your packaging across its lifecycle, including the materials you use and what can be done with the packaging after it has been used.