GREEN PACKAGING AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY (A STUDY OF SELECTED GREEN COMPANIES IN PORT HARCOURT)
Keywords:Green packaging, biodegradable packaging, recyclable packaging, packing optimization, and environmental sustainability.
This paper explored the relationship between green packaging and environmental sustainability in Nigeria. Data were collected from 112 managers and marketers from 14 green companies that packaged their products in biodegradable and recyclable containers. A structured questionnaire was used to obtain data from the respondents. The data collected were analyzed using Spearman Rank Order Correlation with the aid of SPSS version 21.0. The findings showed that there is positive and significant relationship between biodegradable packaging and environmental sustainability. The study also found a positive and significant relationship between recyclable packaging and environmental sustainability. A positive and significant relationship was equally found between packaging optimization and environmental sustainability. From the findings, it was concluded that green packaging significantly enhance environmental sustainability. The study therefore recommended that manufacturing companies in Nigeria should switch from the conventional packaging system to green packaging as it would enhance environmental sustainability.