Tag Archives: Biodegradable

Compostable Labels for Compostable Packaging

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Compostable labels are absolutely necessary for all compostable packaging. There has been a challenge in finding compostable labels in the past, and often the compostable packaging would be ‘contaminated’ with a conventional non-compostable label slapped right onto the compostable packaging. If the end user of the packaging assumed (quite reasonably) that the packaging and label would be compostable, and tossed the packaging away with the non-compostable label, the compost process would be contaminated, and that’s not what anybody would have wanted or intended.

Packaging and Labels – Compostable Together

If using compostable packaging from companies like Be Green Packaging who designs, manufactures and distributes Cradle to Cradle™ certified, tree-free, compostable … Read More

100% Recycled Jewelry Gift Boxes in Pretty Bright Colors!

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Our new Eco Tone Jewelry Gift Boxes are a big hit with customers this spring. They come in gorgeous matte colors like Blue Jazz, Citrus Serenade, Orange Tango and Calypso Pink also available in Chevron.

These eco-friendly boxes are made in the USA and contain 100% recycled box board (80% post consumer on average). The non-tarnishing ultra white synthetic cotton filler used to protect your jewelry is 100% recycled.  Its solid color paper wrap material is 100% recycled, Process Chlorine Free (PCF), and manufactured with renewable hydroelectric energy.

The Perfect Favor Box

Not only can these pretty boxes be used for jewelry, they also make great favor boxes for … Read More

Catch the Wave with Our Recycled Plastic Wave Top Bags!

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If you are looking for an eco-friendly plastic shopping bag for your store, you don’t want to miss our Wave Top Plastic Bags. They are super sturdy and made in the USA at a top-rated environmentally efficient facility. They come in lots of great colors including 100% recycled Black, 80% recycled Red and 25% recycled Aqua, Blazing Pink, Citrus, Purple and Clear.

They feature a cool wave top design with die cut handles and extra wide gusset bottom which allows them to stand up like a shopping bag. Made from Encore® plastics collected in the U.S., they contain no heavy metals above 100 ppm. We offer them in cartons … Read More

A Buyer Checklist for Sustainable Adhesive Labels

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Q:  Are 100% Recycled Paper Labels Really Eco-Friendly?

I received a call from a person asking whether 100% recycled paper or Kraft paper labels were the better eco-option for their adhesive labels.  The answer was “No”.

For many it may not seem obvious why 100% recycled labels and Kraft paper labels are most often not your best sustainable adhesive label option.  So we’ll discuss that specifically, and also provide an easy-to-use adhesive label buyers checklist to help evaluate truly sustainable choices.

Do 100% Recycled and Kraft Paper Labels REALLY Match Your Sustainability Intention?

It’s helpful to begin our analysis from a big picture view by taking a look at the … Read More

UncommonGoods Launches New Product with Globe Guard® Packaging

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When your name is UncommonGoods, you are expected to offer unusual, beautiful products and gifts sure to make a great impression.  When the newest, “hot” product is as attractive and unique as their new Major Scale Musical Wine Glasses™, you cannot use a plain old corrugated box to package it. These goblet size glasses are beautiful lead free crystal and understandably fragile, so determining the best internal packaging was even more important than the box appearance.

How to Avoid Multiple Suppliers

The challenge when you need different packaging components is to find the best company for the job. However, you would prefer to avoid dealing with multiple suppliers … Read More

Cary’s of Oregon – Making Custom Printed Branded Green Packaging Effective

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We have helped a wide variety of companies create custom printed, ecofriendly packaging for shipping and displaying their products. Some take the minimalist route and are graduates of the “less is more” school of packaging design. Their preference is to work with minimal ink, subtle colors and designs that are often described as simple and clean.

Others customers prefer to use bright, bold colors and very unusual patterns to tell their story. The nice people at Cary’s of Oregon fall into this second category, utilizing a design that is absolutely and most definitely unique. It more than accomplishes the objective we always target which is: packaging that creates a positive Read More

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