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Sue Barlow

Sue Barlow
1 March 2023

Paper Packaging Alternatives for you Business

In today’s world, the environmental impact of human activity is a growing concern for businesses and consumers alike. As a result, eco-friendly packaging solutions have become increasingly important. While paper has traditionally been a popular choice for packaging materials, it is not always the most sustainable option. Fortunately, there are several innovative and environmentally-conscious alternatives to traditional paper packaging that are now available.

This article examines some of the best paper alternatives on the market, including products that are 100% recyclable, made from recycled materials, and other viable options. It explores the advantages of these sustainable materials and their potential impact on the industry. The information and analysis provided here can help businesses make informed decisions about their packaging materials, as well as support conscious consumers in making more sustainable choices.

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A survey conducted Pre and Post COVID-19, found that consumers are now opting for more innovate ways to utilise their money, opting for a more sustainable lifestyle and prefer more durable and reusable goods; with sustainable packaging being the key take away. It discovered consumers are more inclined to make sustainable or ethical choices, becoming more socially conscious of their behavior, with 64% of consumers having reduced their use of single-use plastic and 75% have started to recycle or composted their wasted. It is no surprise, that 53% of consumers’ consider the use of minimal or recyclable/ compostable/ biodegradable packaging to be a determiner of something being sustainable, with 31% contemplating eco-friendly packaging when making a buying decision.

A majority of consumers recognise what makes a product sustainable, 65% consider if it is biodegradable, 60% evaluate if it is made from recycled packaging and 23% examine its recyclability. However, only one in four people consider labeling a product as responsibly sourced or manufactured to be a sign that the product is sustainable.

Businesses need to be clear the benefits of paper packaging, so they can improve their sustainability, appeal to environmentally conscious consumers, comply with regulations, and reduce costs. It is important for the following reasons:

  1. Environmental impact: Paper packaging is often seen as a more sustainable alternative to plastic packaging because it is made from a renewable resource and is biodegradable. By highlighting the environmental benefits of paper packaging, businesses can help consumers make more informed and sustainable choices.
  2. Consumer preferences: Consumers are becoming more environmentally conscious and are increasingly seeking out products that have a lower environmental impact. By promoting the benefits of paper packaging, businesses can appeal to these consumers and differentiate themselves from competitors.
  3. Regulatory requirements: Some countries and regions have introduced regulations aimed at reducing the use of single-use plastics. By highlighting the benefits of paper packaging, businesses can demonstrate their compliance with these regulations and avoid potential penalties or reputational damage.
  4. Cost savings: Paper packaging can be cheaper than other types of packaging, such as plastic or metal. By promoting the cost benefits of paper packaging, businesses can potentially reduce their packaging costs and increase their profitability.


Why the below Paper options are a great eco-friendly packaging alternative…



✓ Sustainable – plastic free

✓ A sustainable and recyclable alternative to the conventional polypropylene or polyester strapping.

✓ Quick and easy to apply

✓ Strapping machine and friction weld tool friendly

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Paperble (Paper Bubble Wrap):

✓ 100% compostable and can be composted at home

✓ Lightweight to keep shipping costs low and reduced transport CO2 emissions

✓ Made from sustainable paper

✓ Durable to ensure ultimate protection of goods whilst in transport

✓ Flexible and easy to wrap with

✓ Compared to traditional bubble wrap, paper bubble is a more space-efficient storage solution as it takes up significantly less storage space


Ranpak® Geami WrapPak:

✓ A substitute for conventional bubble wrap

✓ Eco-friendly – Reusable & 100% Compostable

✓ A superior wrapping solution that outperforms traditional options

✓ Made from durable and shock-absorbent die-cut kraft paper with a tissue interleaf, providing excellent cushioning and protective qualities.

✓  A unique locking angled cells  into a 3D honeycomb structure, firmly wraps products , removing the need for tape


Paper Tape

✓ Biodegradable and 100% recyclable

✓ Can be printed for branding purposes

✓ Long lasting adhesive

✓ Professional finish for parcels

✓ Compostable and sustainable

✓ Strong and tear-resistant

✓ Can be written on with pens or markers, making it useful for labeling and organising.



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Paperble™ Plastic Bubblewrap Replacement


Fast, Sustainable, Paper Protection

Geami WrapPak Ex Box

Convenient Desktop Geami Dispenser

Contact us to learn more about the Paper Packaging Alternatives Maxpack have to offer!


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