With every piece of plastic ever made still existing in some form, it’s no wonder that more and more people and businesses are trying to eliminate unnecessary plastic, and then eventually eradicate single-use plastic altogether. We can’t all do everything, but we can all do something, so we’ve compiled our very best advice for how you can embrace eco, refuse single-use, and make your plastic free pledge – take a look at six of our top plastic-free packaging picks:
Priory Elements Eco Padded Envelopes
Out with the plastic bubble, in with the paper hexagon. Reduce your impact on the environment and eradicate plastics from your operation with Priory Elements Eco Padded Envelopes. Made entirely of paper and glue, our paper padded envelopes are made from recycled content, are biodegradable, 100% recyclable, compostable and completely plastic free. With a honeycomb shaped lining, these bags offer the same excellent protection to your goods as standard padded envelopes and ensure they arrive safely to your customer.
Geami WrapPak is an excellent plastic free solution for wrapping and protecting products to get them ready for despatch. With diecut brown paper and white tissue interleaf paper on rolls in the cardboard dispenser, you pull both layers of paper together through the dispenser to expand the die-cut paper into a 3D honeycomb structure which gives fragile items extra cushioning whilst in transit. With no plastic in sight, Geami WrapPak provides a fully recyclable, biodegradable, and compostable packaging solution.
Don’t ruin your plastic free cardboard boxes by sticking a non-recyclable plastic packing tape to it – go for a paper adhesive instead! Paper tape is an easy eco-friendly swap which can easily be recycled and biodegraded in one go along with your cardboard packaging. Even stronger than regular packing tape, far more secure, and way more planet friendly, paper tape is a super simple, great value swap which delivers the best quality time and time again.
If you need reliable, reinforced protection for your items and you find yourself typically reaching for classic plastic bubble wrap lined padded envelopes, give cardboard envelopes a go. Made from extra strength corrugated cardboard to provide the very best protection, these robust envelopes are plastic free, recyclable, biodegradable, and made from FSC approved sources – an exceptionally eco-friendly and high-quality product which we guarantee won’t compromise on the protective perks of plastic packaging and will be an excellent sustainable swap for your business and your customers.
A slightly different suggestion but one which will deliver time and time again. If you’ve got a lot of waste cardboard you pile up for recycling, why not start recycling in-house? Cardboard shredders do exactly as the name suggests, shred cardboard, and give a protective matting material which is an excellent void fill or bubble wrap replacement for your despatches. Not only do you have zero cardboard waste, but it gives you a plastic free protective packaging solution which is fully recyclable, reusable, and biodegradable. Winner!
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Whether you’re just starting out on your eco-friendly journey or looking to improve individual aspects of your operation, we’re confident we have the products and the expertise to help you. As a business we have made a commitment to reduce our impact, and the impact of our industry, on the environment so you can be proud in the knowledge that your packaging and eCommerce supplies are manufactured and delivered in the most eco-friendly way possible.
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