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Compostable packaging has come a long way since 2010 when SunChips announced the first 100% compostable packaging. As you may recall, it was less than perfect and was eventually, noisily, pulled from the shelves.

Fast forward five years to 2015 and today you can find a bounty of high-quality, fully compostable and biodegradable packaging solutions. One of the sustainable innovations leading the charge is a compostable film from Innovia called NatureFlex.

We can now produce certified compostable pouches, bags, and labels made from NatureFlex, a renewable, compostable film manufactured in way that is uniquely sustainable. This is not petroleum-based like plastic, and is not made from genetically modified corn … Read More

Classic Eco-Friendly Packaging in Kraft, Black or White

Kraft Packaging

Guest post by Priscilla Medders – Graphic Designer – Nashville Wraps

Many times less really is more when it comes to packaging. Simple bags or boxes embellished with a combination of plain black, white and kraft make for a clean, modern style. It’s a bit like a black and white photo: classic, timeless, even a little sophisticated. It also happens to be a very budget-friendly and earth-friendly option, using inexpensive materials like recycled kraft paper and twine.

If you like, you can print some simple labels on a laser printer, using sheets of plain address labels from an office supply store, including a logo in plain black and white (try … Read More

Earth Day: Three Reasons Why Subscription and E-Commerce Packaging Matter

Earth Day

We did not set out eight years ago to become a national leader in custom printed and branded e-commerce and subscription boxes but quite gratefully, it has turned-out that way.

We think it is at least in part because of our early understanding of the role this type of consumer packaging plays in the overall environment. With the incredibly fast rise of web based marketing and order fulfillment, the sheer volume alone dictates that we all assume some level of responsibility and Earth Day is a great time to remind ourselves and others what we do and why we do it.

While healing and protecting the environment is an incredibly … Read More

How to Choose the Best Eco-friendly Labels

Compostable Adhesive Labels


Chose the best eco-friendly labels

How do you choose the right sustainable adhesive label? Which is better, Sustainable or Eco-friendly labels? Should you use compostable labels or recycled labels? or, are you better off with recycle-compatible labels? Read on. We’ll demystify the terms related to sustainable and eco-friendly labels. Not too many years ago there were few green packaging choices, and now it seems there are so many good options to consider. Having more options is great, but it can become confusing, especially when trying to figure out which claims are genuine. As a pioneer in revolutionizing the sustainable label industry, Pure Labels still (and always … Read More

Pookis Mahi Selects Salazar Packaging for New Package Design

2 colors on white semi-custom print

When this fast rising star in the single serve coffee business contacted us, their needs were quite simple:

  1. Create a great looking box to protect their products during shipment
  2. Make it as eco-friendly as possible
  3. Design it in such a way that it could be approved by Amazon for their Frustration Free Packaging® certification

Oh yes, it would be great if it reduced their cost and we could deliver in about three weeks. Not too much to ask if your packaging supplier is Salazar Packaging, Inc.

Great Custom Branded Two Color Design

If you check out their recent press release and their very cool web site , you will … Read More

100% Recycled Apparel Boxes for Retail Store Packaging

Apparel Boxes - Kraft

Apparel boxes are a staple in retail packaging. Not only are they are essential when gift wrapping clothing, accessories and linens, they add another level of excitement for the recipient when unwrapping a gift. Like our friend Dennis Salazar, we believe boxes are most definitely not boring!

You can find so many options with apparel boxes here at Nashville Wraps. They come in white, kraft and other great colors. The best part is they are made in the USA from 100% recycled paper and part of our Green Way brand of eco-friendly products. They are available in bulk in six sizes along with assortments. Since they are packed flat, they … Read More

Additional Green Resources and Products

  • Sustainable is Good
  • Squishy Press
  • Dharma Merchant Services
  • Teragren
  • Promotional Product Soltutions
  • Green America
  • Let's Go Green
  • Zing Green Products
  • Wabnitz Editions
  • All About the Future
  • Jonah Coyote Design
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