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. 

Is Plastic-Free Packaging the right step for your business?

Going plastic-free has some great ecological merits. However, it is by no means the only sustainable answer. In fact, we have seen some businesses embrace plastic-free packaging, only to end up with a new packaging solution that is less environmentally friendly. If you're exploring the transition to plastic free packaging, we hope this article helps you consider the many important angles to this decision, so you can make the right one for your company, your customers and the planet. Click here to read the article.

Set your plastic-free packaging game plan

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. Click here to read the article.

Biodegradable plastic is not plastic-free

There is a lot of confusion about biodegradable plastic (as well as bioplastic, degradable plastic, compostable plastic, plant-based plastic, etc). Many people transitioning to plastic-free packaging look into biodegradable plastic. Biodegradable plastic and/or bioplastic is not plastic-free. This article provides an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of different categories of bioplastic, and highlights some of the damage that is done through misleading marketing messages that surround bioplastic today. Click here to read the article

Plastic Free Alternatives to Poly Mailers

Many companies that are going plastic-free are currently using Poly Mailers as their main shipping solution. Finding a plastic free alternative for poly mailers is therefore the 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. Click here to read the article.

Plastic Free Alternatives to Clear Poly Bags

Clear poly bags are often used as inner protection for a product, and are particularly common for apparel. They are often used to individually package goods items before shipping them to third party fulfillment centers. Finally, they are frequently used by manufacturers - especially overseas factories - who are packaging and shipping goods to US-based brands. Finding plastic-free alternatives can be difficult, and often requires changes to your operations and how you work with your vendors. This article provides different options and highlights the pros and cons of each. Click here to read the article.

Plastic Free Alternatives to Stickers and Labels

Stickers and labels are often a "hidden" source of plastic. Often, stickers and labels are made of BOPP, a type of flexible plastic. Additionally, traditional release liners are made with paper that is coated with silicone (a type of plastic). These liners are therefore not plastic-free and they are not recyclable with any curbside or local programs. This article talks through how to transition your labels and stickers to plastic-free. Click here to read the article.

Plastic Free Alternatives to Void Fill

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Plastic Free Alternatives to Packing Tape

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Marketing and Promoting Your Transition

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EcoEnclose Plastic-Free Packaging Options

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. Click here to start browsing