Tag Archives: Biodegradable

Corrugated Shipping Box Choice: white or natural kraft (brown) board

same print and color on white and brown board

“Don’t you have any colored boxes?” is a common question from e-commerce and subscription box brand owners looking for shipping boxes that are lavender, black, hot pink or just about every other possible color. The fact is that the only two “standard” (non-printed) colors for corrugated board are white and natural Kraft which is essentially brown. Every other color has to be printed on the board, usually on Kraft board, but sometimes printing over white board is the better option.

The advantages of natural Kraft (brown) corrugated board

The biggest advantage is that it is natural and does not have to be printed or processed into that color. So the … Read More

Eco-friendly Packaging for the Medical Marijuana Industry


As you may know, the legal marijuana industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. To date, four states have legalized retail marijuana, twenty-three states have legalized medical cannabis, and the industry is expected to grow further over the next five years.

There are many facets of the industry, including but not limited to – CBD edibles, prescription medical marijuana, and recreational marijuana. These new businesses bring with them some new sustainable packaging challenges, and each type of product has it’s own packaging and labeling needs requiring packaging expertise, especially as laws and regulations change and evolve.

Packaging Challenges

Due to the nature of the industry, … Read More

Polka Dot Packaging is Sizzling Hot This Summer!


If you are looking for a great summer packaging, our Polka Dot Collection is perfect. This charming group features large white polka dots on five vibrant colors: Coral RoseTurquoiseCitrus, Red and Black. You can change color groups to go from season to season.

These shopping bags are made from 100% white kraft paper and are part of our Green Way brand of eco-friendly packaging. The polka dot tissue paper is made from 100% recycled paper. The best part of the beautiful 90% recycled gift wrap is that it’s reversible with white dots on one side and color dots on the reverse. And to top … Read More

Natural and Eco-friendly Jewelry Boxes at Wholesale Prices

Natural Jewelry Boxes from Distant Village Packaging

Natural and handmade jewelry designers have been seeking a reliable wholesale source for natural and recycled jewelry packaging. The right high-quality packaging helps to round out their organic and natural handmade jewelry story and demonstrates authenticity to their discriminating eco-friendly customers. Although these small two-piece boxes are called “jewelry boxes”, they are quite easily useful for other small rigid set-up box needs. Natural paper packaging may be the perfect fit for your organic, natural or handmade products. Distant Village Packaging is a wholesale supplier of recycled and natural jewelry boxes and custom handmade jewelry boxes. Here we’ll share some amazing, beautiful and affordable jewelry packaging which is recycled, fair trade … Read More

Double Box Approach to Subscription Box Branding

Rigid carton and box examples

Shipping a box within a box has been around for some time, made popular by companies like Birchbox, who have been using that concept for years. It is a great way to create an upscale image while providing a branded container that the consumer is more likely to keep and reuse. The sad fact is that most of the beautiful e-commerce and subscription service boxes we help create, quickly end up as paper waste soon after they arrive at their destination.

The Branded Corrugated Outer Shipper Container

In most cases it can be a simplified version of a corrugated container because the added strength of the inside container, the shipper … Read More


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

Additional Green Resources and Products

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