Plastic-Free Packaging Resource Center
There is an emerging movement among businesses and citizens rejecting single use plastic. In fact, one of the most common questions we get is "Should I go plastic-free in my packaging?" and “What should my packaging strategy be if want to go plastic-free?” We've developed this Plastic-Free Packaging Resource Center because this is actually a difficult question and the process of moving to Plastic Free can be complex and resource intensive.
Going plastic-free has some great ecological merits. But it's not the only sustainable answer. In fact, we've seen businesses embrace plastic-free packaging only to end up with a solution that's less eco-friendly. This article discusses many important angles to this decision, so you can make the right one for your company, your customers, and the planet.
You've made the decision to go plastic-free...now what? This articles helps you set your packaging philosophy, estimate the cost of this transition, and get you organized!
Your one stop shop to find EcoEnclose non-plastic packaging options. The majority of these are made with 100% recycled paper, are easily recyclable, and are naturally biodegradable.
For many companies seeking plastic-free packaging solutions, compostable bioplastic is alluring. the flexibility, durability and cost of plastic -- with no plastic!? That isn't exactly true. This article breaks down the features of compostable plastic mailers, paper mailers and recycled plastic mailers to help you find the best option for your sustainability values.
Many companies going plastic-free are currently using poly mailers as their main shipping solution. Finding a plastic-free alternative for mailers is a great first place to start. This article explores different paper-based packaging options and highlights different functional features to look for when finding the right solution for your business
Clear poly bags are often used as inner protection for a product, for apparel, for individually packaged goods before shipping to a third party fulfillment center, and by manufacturers - especially overseas - to pack and ship goods to US-based brands. Finding plastic-free alternatives can be difficult, often requiring changes to your operations. Here are different options along with the pros and cons.
Stickers and labels are often a hidden source of plastic. Stickers and labels are often made of BOPP, a type of flexible plastic. Traditional release liners are made with paper coated with silicone (a type of plastic). These are therefore not plastic-free and not recyclable with curbside or local programs. Learn how to transition your labels and stickers to plastic-free.
There's a lot of confusion about biodegradable plastic (as well as bioplastic, degradable plastic, compostable plastic, plant-based plastic, etc). Biodegradable plastic is NOT plastic-free. Here are the strengths and weaknesses of different categories of bioplastic and some of the damage that's done through misleading marketing messages surrounding bioplastic today.