2020 will see an even greater demand for sustainable packaging supplies than we already do, and that is saying something. 2019 saw some of the largest climate change protests ever in the history of the world with large demonstrations throughout various countries all around the globe. As the millennial and "Z" generations continue expanding into the workforce and become greater consumers; sustainability, recycling, and environmental issues will continue to take center stage.
From zero-waste packaging reforms to reusable packaging programs such as LOOP, earth-friendly packaging supplies are expected to continue to boom in popularity and produce greater demand from consumers. Flexible packaging supplies such as stand up pouches, shrink film and stretch film will be joined by new plant-based alternatives such as bio-polymer based packaging plastics.
The ever louder chant of "reduce, reuse and recycle" is only expected to grow louder as the world continues to become aware of the environmental impacts of packaging supplies on the environment. The ocean cleanup continues to pave the way for the restoration of our oceans. The vast problems associated with plastics and other waste materials that have found their way to our sea will force companies to offer environmentally friendly alternatives to our current array of packaging materials such as glass, metal, paper, plastic and cardboard.