The advantages of eco-friendly packaging

Future of packaging

The packaging a business uses creates an instant first impression, speaks volumes about its ethos and reflects on the quality of the products inside.

Now more than ever, businesses are becoming more environmentally conscious, making ethical choices when it comes to sustainable operations and opting for eco-friendly materials. This is where eco-friendly packaging comes in.

Transpack proudly supplies a wide range of eco-friendly packaging solutions. Our experts explain some of the many advantages of choosing eco-friendly packaging and how it can benefit your business.

Reduces your carbon footprint

Opting for an eco-friendly packaging choice significantly reduces your business’s carbon footprint. A simple but effective shift to items such as paper bags or tissue paper can make a big difference.

Our eco-packaging, such as our range of wholesale paper bags, is fully recyclable and FSC approved. This is just one of the examples from our wide selection of eco-packaging solutions.

Not only will eco-friendly packaging reduce your carbon footprint, its production process also releases far fewer carbon emissions, compared to that of traditional packaging. It’s produced using recyclable materials, which reduces your business’s consumption of heavy-energy resources.

Creates a positive brand message

As we mentioned previously, your choice of packaging creates a vital first impression and speaks volumes about your brand, its message and your ethos.

By opting for an environmentally conscious packaging type, you are encouraging your customer base to also make a positive impact on the environment. With many people adopting more sustainable and environmentally conscious habits, your business’s packaging choice is likely to engage with your consumers and make your business known for its considerate environmental practices.

Items such as our premium biodegradable and eco-friendly compostable bags are made from natural materials, suitable for composting industrially or domestically and offer a perfect solution for a variety of business sectors.

Cutting-edge eco-friendly packaging, such as compostable bags, creates a positive brand image among consumers and reduces your impact on the environment.

Discover more about this eco-friendly packaging option in our blog: what are compostable bags used for?

Eco-friendly packaging is available in a wide range of cost-effective options, so you can adapt your business operations, make cost savings and positively impact your bottom line.

Find out more about cost-effective packaging, including eco-friendly solutions in our blog: the top five cost effective packaging types.

A versatile choice

Not only are eco-friendly packaging solutions better for the environment, they are also highly versatile and can be easily integrated across all sectors to replace traditional packaging.

Whether you are looking to replace your current packaging with sturdy, resilient and recyclable cardboard boxes or looking to showcase your products in biodegradable grip seal bags, our range offers a complete eco-friendly packaging solution.

Top Ten eco-friendly packaging ideas

In recent years, we have seen a noticeable shift in businesses becoming more eco-conscious, focusing on the impact of their operations on the environment, attempting to reduce their carbon footprint and adopt sustainable practises more effectively.

This behaviour is echoed by the wider population turning ‘green’, from minimising energy use to reducing food waste. With this shift in attitude comes the demand for businesses to deliver for their customers and consider eco-friendly methods within business operations.

If you are a business looking to incorporate more recyclable options into traditional packaging, Transpack’s superior range of eco packaging solutions is the answer.

Discover how eco-friendly packaging has firmly come into play as Transpack’s experts unwrap their top ten eco-friendly packaging ideas.

1.) Tissue paper

Transpack proudly supply packaging solutions across a wide range of industries, and one of the most popular eco-friendly packaging types is tissue paper.

A cost-effective, versatile and eco-friendly solution, at Transpack, all of our coloured and white tissue paper is recyclable and made from sustainable sources.

Available in a selection of colours and patterns to complement your products and branding, we supply tissue paper wholesale for bulk purchases at wholesale prices, making it an ideal choice if you are looking for an eco-friendly solution on a budget.

This material can also be successfully re-used in several ways. Discover more in our blog: clever and innovative ways to re-use tissue paper.

2.) Cardboard boxes
When it comes to eco-friendly packaging materials, cardboard boxes are highly versatile and suitable for a broad range of products.

Each of our cardboard boxes are recyclable and sourced from sustainable forests, making them an ideal choice to reflect the social responsibility of your business.

Available in several formats, thicknesses and measurements, this type of packaging delivers an environmentally conscious solution for a vast range industries.

If you seek a particularly resilient kind of packaging, Transpack’s exceptional range of double wall boxes will cater for the storage of heavier products and deliver substantial protection.

From the storage of light items to the packaging of heavier products, our robust range of eco-friendly boxes also have the potential to be custom-printed, wax-coated and produced in a variety of colours, enabling them to compliment your business branding.

3.) Compostable bags

This premium biodegradable and eco-friendly packaging solution are made from a variety of natural materials. It also boasts several benefits, such as being:

  • Sustainable and eco-friendly
  • Food safe
  • Suitable for a host of industries/products
  • Suitable for composting industrially, or domestically with home compostable certified film

From sweets, confectionery and baked goods packaging to jewellery, candles and small ornaments, compostable bags offers a highly versatile, yet environmentally assured packaging solution across various business sectors.

Discover more about this flexible packaging option in our blog: what are compostable bags used for?

4.) Greeting card bags

With Father’s Day just around the corner, make the shift to eco-friendly greeting card packaging with Transpack’s greeting card bags.

Made from 30mu Nativia® PLA film, our range of greeting card bags are made from renewable resources; a bio-based resin sourced from corn, sugar beet and other sources.

Fully compostable according to the EN13432 standard, you can be sure that this product will successfully break down quickly in the right conditions.

Have you considered adding a selection of chocolates or confectionary to your unique range of greetings cards? Not only is our range of greeting card bags biodegradable, they are also food safe, meaning you can accompany your product with any edible treat you wish.

Enable your customers to say it with a card and confectionary with the help of this superior ’green’ greeting card solution.

5.) Paper bags

Transpack’s selection of paper bags are an example of a cost-effective, eco packaging type that can be used for a host of business solutions.

Available in 16 colours, including white and brown, our range of wholesale paper bags are recyclable and FSC approved. Not only are these bags recyclable, most are made of robust 100sgm Kraft paper and come in three available sizes, so you are sure to find the ideal fit to fulfil your unique business requirements.

Our range of recyclable paper bags can be used for a host of solutions across various sectors, such as:

  • Gift bags
  • Party bags
  • Goodie bags
  • Gift-wrapping alternative

Order in bulk and make further savings on this superior eco-friendly packaging choice. Discover more about our range of paper bags.

6.) Paper Raffia ribbon

In today’s competitive marketplace, it is crucial that businesses do all they can to ensure their products stand out on the shelves.

Add an eco-friendly finishing touch to your products with Transpack’s wide selection of paper Raffia ribbon. Our eye-catching, biodegradable and recyclable range of Raffia ribbon is the perfect eco-friendly choice for wrapping and tying cellophane bottle bags, boxes and balloons.

Available in 30m length, 8mm width and a host of colours, you can find the perfect match for your business branding, product selection and personal preference.

Elevate your gift displays to the next level with our impressive range of eco packaging, which is sure to make your products fly off the shelves with both conscious and memorable finishing touches.

7.) Mail bags

If you are looking for eco-friendly mailing bags, Transpack’s range of postal and mailing bags are a superb way to keep smaller non-food products secure.

Our selection of clear and opaque mailing bags offer the perfect protection for magazines, brochures and booklets, as they are lightweight, waterproof and made from recyclable film.

Your products will be safe during shipping, and with their self-seal flaps ensuring easy sealing, you can be assured that your items are fully secure.

If you have products which require sturdier packaging, our range of ultra-heavy duty opaque mailing bags offer the robust recyclable solution you need.

Whatever your product, let Transpack’s wide range of eco-friendly mailing bags assist with your business needs.

8.) Biodegradable grip seal bags

If you’re thinking of shifting your products out of plastic boxes and showcasing them in an eco-friendly way, biodegradable grip seal bags are the solution.

From stationery to CDs, leaflets to small ornaments, our range of grip seal bags will safely protect your product while showcasing it to your customers.

Our range of seven biodegradable Grip Seal bags are medium duty and all but one boasts a biodegradable logo on one side, to add further reassurance to your client base. This range is oxo-degradable, meaning they break down in landfill into carbon dioxide, water, biomass and minerals in months rather than years.

Find out more about our range of biodegradable resealable grip seal bags here.

9.) Bottle bags

Showcase your bottles in a refreshing and revolutionary way with Transpack’s extensive range of compostable block bottom bags.

This food safe range of eco-friendly packaging makes for the perfect display idea for a range of bottled products, including:

  • Wine bottles
  • Oils
  • Dressings
  • Liquors
  • Bubble bath and bathing salts

What’s more, as opposed to the classic bottle bag, this clear, biodegradable film enables your product to be on show, while also helping the environment. Made from NatureFlex TM, a home compostable film made from wood pulp, this packaging can be home composted along with garden waste and will degrade quickly.

Tie this with your choice of colourful paper Raffia ribbon and you have yourself the perfect eco-friendly bottle display.

10.) Postal tubes

Say goodbye to plastic postal tubes and safely transport your drawings or posters with an environmentally-savvy alternative.

Not only is our range of postal tubes available in a whole host of sizes, they are made from sturdy cardboard which is recyclable and from sustainable sources. Our range also enables the safe and secure mailing of a variety of products, including:

  • Prints
  • Artwork
  • Plans
  • Wall planners/calendars
  • Wall art/posters

Available in A1,2,3,4 and A0, you can find the ideal solution to fit your requirements.

How does eco-friendly packaging help the environment?

In a recent report discussing plastic waste, the House of Commons reported that “over 2 million tonnes of plastic packaging is used in the UK each year.” The vast majority of this is made from new, rather than recycled, plastic.

This leads to significant impact on the environment, including higher energy use, more emissions and additional plastic waste sent to landfill.

If your business is looking to replace its traditional packaging with eco-friendly packaging solutions, Transpack can help. We supply a wide range of eco-friendly packaging solutions. Our experts explain how this eco conscious choice helps the environment.

Reduces your carbon footprint

Many companies are looking to adopt environmentally friendly practices, such as using eco-friendly packaging.

Opting for an eco-friendly packaging choice will significantly reduce your business’s carbon footprint. A simple but effective shift, such as swapping plastic for recyclable paper bags or using tissue paper, will make a significant difference over time.

Our eco-packaging, such as our selection of wholesale paper bags, is fully recyclable and FSC approved. Not only will eco-friendly packaging reduce your carbon footprint, its production process also releases far fewer carbon emissions, compared to that of traditional packaging. Eco-friendly packaging is produced using recyclable materials, which cuts your business’s consumption of heavy-energy resources.

By implementing this type of packaging, businesses across various sectors are taking critical steps to help reduce:

  • Their carbon footprint
  • The amount of carbon emissions
  • The volume of packaging reaching landfill sites

There are many other advantages to opting for eco-packaging. Find out more in our blog: the advantages of eco-friendly packaging.

Helps businesses

Many businesses across the UK and the world are becoming more eco-conscious, adapting business operations to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Eco-friendly packaging materials are helping businesses across various sectors to become more environmentally aware.

From replacing traditional plastic packaging with items such as cardboard boxes, to wrapping products in tissue paper, Transpack helps businesses take vital steps to help the environment and become more eco-friendly.

Opting for eco-friendly packaging also creates a positive brand message. Many customers look to buy from companies who share like-minded views on the environment and sustainability.

Works across industries
No matter the industry or business sector you operate in, you are sure to locate an eco-friendly packaging choice that is suitable for your brand, your products and your customers.

From pharmaceuticals to cleaning, electricals to health and personal care to name just a few, eco-packaging is versatile, cost-effective and can be easily integrated into an array of industries.

No matter your business and product offering, we have a wide selection of recyclable, biodegradable and compostable eco packaging options available for you to choose from.

Opt for eco-friendly packaging today

Transform your business and safeguard the environment by opting for Transpack’s wide range of eco-friendly packaging today.

If you have any questions about Transpack’s eco-friendly packaging solutions or need advice, please get in touch. Our expert team will be more than happy to answer any queries you have.

There are several ways you can get in touch with the Transpack team. Call us on 02380 869999, fax 02380 666622 or email

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Author: Sally Abdy

Sally acquired Transpack in 2009 as Managing Director and joint owner, having spent 25 years running a print and design partnership where she gained extensive knowledge in developing bespoke print and packaging solutions for clients. Prior to this Sally worked in the Grain Trade. Today her focus is providing sales and comprehensive technical product advice whilst constantly researching and bringing new products to market in response to customer demand.