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Sustainable Packaging

Leave a positive impact with your branding by using sustainable eco-friendly packaging. Going green isn’t just a trendy buzzword but a goal worth pursuing. Foregoing flashy embellishments on your custom boxes not only saves you money in the long run but helps the environment as well.

Green Is In: Businesses That Made the Eco-Friendly Shift

While the use of plastic is unavoidable in some circumstances, businesses should try to leave a minimal carbon footprint as much as possible. Using sustainably sourced and eco-friendly packaging materials is one of the ways this can be achieved. Have a look at these household names that are setting a good example.

ASOS uses packaging materials made from 80 to 90% recycled content. The online fashion retailer encourages their customers to send back any used packaging so they can be turned into new mailer bags.

Calvin Klein changed its clothing packaging to thinner material, resulting in over 200 tons of plastic saved annually. The brand’s parent company, PVH, aims to reach zero waste by 2030.

Gucci redesigned their packaging materials without compromising their luxury branding. They also got rid of the glossy plastic coating to make them fully recyclable, and the handles were replaced with 100% recycled polyester that were knotted instead of glued. The dust bags and suit carriers are now made of regenerated cotton and recycled polyester, while the hangers are composed of recycled polystyrene.

Puma rolled out the “Clever Little Bag”, a packaging solution that aimed to reduce the shoe and apparel company’s packaging waste and carbon emissions. Fuseproject, the industrial design firm that came up with the half-box, half-bag concept, received several accolades for their innovativeness and out-of-the-box thinking.


Why Should You Choose Eco-Friendly Custom Boxes

packola eco-friendlyGreen – The materials we use are naturally occurring and sustainably sourced. Unlike single-use plastic, cardboard and paper can be reused multiple times. Once they become too worn out for use, they can be broken down and made into new materials.



packola durable boxDurable – Our customers can choose between two cardboard thicknesses depending on their product’s fragility – 1/16” is best for glass and ceramics while 1/8” is best for heavy items such as canned goods and beverages. Both options have thick fluting to absorb impact and minimize scratches and dents during transport.


packola recyclable boxRecyclable – Since our custom boxes do not contain any unwanted non-paper components such as plastic parts or metallic embellishments, they are widely accepted in recycling centers all over the country.



packola no minimum orderNo minimum order required – Still undecided about sustainable packaging? You can order a sample before committing to a larger purchase.



Eco-friendly packaging need not be plain or boring. You can create eye-catching designs using our 3D Design Studio. This easy-to-use online tool lets you add images, text, shapes, and colors to your packaging design. The 3D preview feature shows you all the changes you make in real-time. You can also view the preview in all possible angles to ensure that your design is exactly the way you want it to be.


Three Ways to Reuse Sustainable Packaging Boxes

Although our kraft boxes are 100% recyclable, there are a lot of things you can do with them aside from bringing them straight to the recycling center. Here are a few ideas:

  1. Transform them into craft boxes. Just cover with paint, jute strings, fabric, or chalkboard paint and they’re good to go.
  2. Make your pet a new bed. Cut out the top flaps and one side of the box. Don’t forget to add some old bedding and your pet’s favorite toy to make them feel cozy!
  3. Take professional-looking product shots with a DIY light box. Remove the top flaps and cut out square holes from three sides of the box. Cover the holes with tissue paper and lay a poster board on the uncut sides.
Q: Are kraft boxes biodegradable?

Yes. Our kraft boxes are both biodegradable and recyclable.

Q: Can I still include custom designs or logos for eco-friendly products?

Yes, you can. Printed materials can still be recycled. As long as the paper or cardboard isn’t lined with plastic, coated with wax, or has a special treatment on the surface such as foil or spot UV, it can still be recycled.

Q: Can I print on the inside of your boxes?

Yes, you can. When designing your custom box using the 3D Design Studio, click on ‘Add Inside Printing.’