Environmental Evaluation Guide – Shopping Bag Base Materials: ECO Truth Series

The decision to go “green” and develop environmentally friendly shopping bags and retail packaging presents no shortage of conflicting ethical, practical and legal factors to consider.

The base material your packaging is manufactured from is one of the most important elements to review. Optimal Eco-conscious base materials are made from recycled or renewable content that is easily available.

Mixing materials makes recycling in standard waste streams a challenge. The best solution utilizes a die-cut handle or another handle style that is the same base material as the bag. Laminated finishes add a plastic coating to paper and make recycling difficult. Most plastic laminate films will also not degrade naturally.

The guide below is to help you make educated material choices when developing environmentally conscious shopping bags and packaging. However, all projects are specific to individual needs. Contacting a retail packaging specialist at ModernArts will assure your brand’s Eco-friendly packaging efforts are on track.

Green, Eco Friendly Shopping Bag and Retail Packaging Base Material Guide

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Custom Boxes – Rigid Two Piece Natural Kraft Box for ÖR Perfume

Product Launch Packaging for ÖR Gallery. Elegantly Natural Custom Boxes for New Fragrance.

custom boxes for perfume

Jennifer Tzar, the founder and CEO of ÖR Galleries and also a well known fashion photographer, enlisted the expertise of Modern Arts to design and manufacture a custom box for her new fragrance launch.

Main Project Objectives

  • Fast 3 Week Turn-Around
  • Environmentally Appropriate Packaging
  • Micro-Quantities

Project Specifications

Size:

Top: 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ x 4″
Bottom: 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ x 1/2″
Collar: 2-27/32″ x 2-27/32″ x 1″
Insert: 2-23/32″ x 2-23/32″ x 7/8″

Base Material: .048 White Vat Board

Paper Wrap: Recycled Natural Kraft Interior & Exterior

Imprint: 1 Color Gloss Black Hot Stamp – Front Face of Top

Construction: 2 Piece, Hand Stripped. Die cut platform.

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ECO Friendly Product Packaging

Modern Arts Develops Custom Sustainable, Environmentally Friendly Packaging for Vinagreen’s 100% All Natural Dishwasher Powder.

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Modern Arts Packaging Spotlight shines on the uniquely simple product packaging for Vinagreen, LLC. Vinagreen approached Modern Arts after developing and bringing to market a 100% natural, healthy alternative to conventional dishwasher detergents.

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Packaging and the Environment: Reality, Ethics, Law, $$

Green Paper Plant

Taking care of the environment is now part of our legislation and of our future. The laws are ever-changing and the fines for non-compliance continue to occur, increase. What’s more, you may not have a have a team of experts that can address –foresee– the newest changes; and you need a packaging source that realistically addresses the laws (before the fines knock at your door!). You also demand award-winning packaging that has great graphics and promotional value. This is a tall order; however, unique eco-certified packaging can now be part of your solution. The following steps will afford greater sustainability and compliance with the laws…

When Choosing a Packaging Source, Inquire About These Topics:

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