Single-use plastic bans are here and accessibility to some of your customers’ essential products will soon be limited.
As of December 2023 the Government of Canada will prohibit the sale of many single-use plastics. The manufacturing of essential supplies including cutlery, foodservice ware, stir sticks and flexible straws that are packaged with beverage containers will be banned as of December 31, 2022. Therefore, many businesses have already halted production of these items making it critical to create a transition plan as soon as possible.
Sustainability is IN
According to recent studies, global interest in sustainable goods has increased by 71% in the last five years. Over 70% of survey respondents are already purchasing more environmentally friendly products than before and that trend is expected to grow to 81% in the next few years.
To become your customers’ first choice for environmentally preferable products, it’s important to create a product assortment that includes a variety of sustainable alternatives.
What’s really sustainable?
Not all “sustainable” products are created equal. When deciding on the right products to introduce to your customers, understanding the difference between the types of more sustainable products and plastic alternatives is important. In many cases, the terms to describe these alternatives are often used interchangeably, when they have very different meanings.
Browse through our new Sustainability Playbook to learn about the differences between more sustainable product substrates and the alternative products that are the best fit for each purpose.
Need help creating an environmentally preferable product pack for your customers? Get in touch with your local R3 Sales Rep or contact us!