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How To Go Green With Eco-Friendly Packaging Materials

If you’re looking for ways to go green and start implementing a more eco-friendly business, we can help. We’ve got a few easy-to-follow tips and eco friendly packaging materials to help you make earth conscious decisions for your business and life. Here’s how to go green with your packaging!


Tip 1: Think About What You Use The Most

An easy and high-impact way to transition to an eco-friendly business is to examine what supplies you use the most. Once these supplies are identified, swap them for recyclable options. For example, if you’re a restauranteur who uses plastic bags for take-out orders, try using a paper bag made of recycled content.


Tip 2: Opt For Recyclable Alternatives

Once you’ve started making more conscious and eco-friendly decisions, it’s easy to keep going. Try swapping out more disposables for these green alternatives.



Eco Friendly Packaging Materials To Consider

When you first delve into the pool of eco-friendly supplies and materials, there will be a few buzz-worthy and green-sounding options available to you. We understand how confusing this can get. To keep things simple for you and your business, here are a few tried and true earth-friendly materials to consider.


Recyclable Paper & Cardboard

With a push towards using recycled methods of processing and production, finding supplies and materials made of recycled paper is easy!



Recyclable Paper Materials


Biodegradable / Recyclable Plastics

Not often considered to be a green material, there are a few plastic types that can be recycled. The trick is getting to know which plastics are environmentally sound and which are not. A basic rule of thumb is to refer to the resin identification coding system indicated on your plastic.


Surprising Recyclable Plastics 


Innovative Plant-Based Solution: Compressed Sugarcane (Bagasse) Fiber

Sugarcane is a sustainable raw material and renewable resource. Bagasse is a plant-based alternative to plastic and paper materials.



Renewable Plant-Based Alternatives

Looking for more eco-friendly inspiration? Check out how we’re working towards a climate-positive future within our offices, warehouse, and product lines.


  1. Patricia June 5, 2020

    Do you make recycled pastry boxes with a window

    • Hi Patricia! Thanks for asking! We have a wide variety of pastry boxes made of recycled paper content. Check out our Bakery Boxes selection here to find the perfect box for your needs. If you need any more help, please feel free to reach out to us directly at (800) 745-8800.

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