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The Guide for Eco-Friendly Packaging Ideas

Small-size brands finally have customisable eco-packaging: mailer, tissue and stickers!

Are you done with expensive packaging, that is not even eco-friendly? Us too! Most of Our Good Brands have found that they need to spend long looong time researching for plastic-free or eco-friendly packaging options. Most often, packaging comes from far away, with no reasonable balance between budget and MOQs, and much less has the option to customise it with your branding. NoIssue… because we have brought to you THE Guide for Eco-Friendly Packaging with loads of (pretty, practical, affordable) ideas!

We know the trouble and what it takes: large minimum order quantities, excessive budgeting for little branding, big packaging for small products; all to end up… in the landfill. And we are also one of those who agree that eco should not go against design. And neither against small businesses, trying so hard to achieve the sustainability standards of the pressing consumers’ demand! Therefore, we have created THE Guide for Eco-Friendly Packaging with loads of inspiring ideas. No more packaging nightmares… that’s a promise!

According to a study by McKinsey, over 70% of customers were willing to pay a so-called ‘green premium’ for a product if it came in eco-friendly packaging. 

Alert: what we are about to present in this guide is eco-friendly packaging, but it’s also smart & fast to customise, incredibly affordable, accessible with small quantities – as little as 250 units! Whether it is Tissue, Stickers or Mailer, we can get you some free samples here – just need to email us!

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The eco-friendly paper Tissue

Nobody likes to open a box and have the product placed with no intention, no design, no protection. Packaging has become a whole world of experience for the end-customer. It is the moment they will touch your product for the first time. As a brand, you will want it to be impressive and memorable.

Tissues are eco-friendly by nature. If it’s all meant to be about design, paper is probably the best option as it allows the printing, it’s as light as plastic (if not more), it’s made to repurpose and has that soft touch (yes, texture matters too in design)! The good thing about Noissue tissue is that it’s acid-free, infused in water yields a neutral or basic pH (7 or slightly greater). It is also lignin- and sulfur-free.

We told you, there’s a lot to look up to find the best eco-friendly packaging!

Here’s a quick overview of how to use Noissue’s design interface to customise your packaging and tissues with your branding. You can have different designs, ordering in different quantities and delivered to different locations around the world.

Pricing of paper tissues with your branded design:

Units

Small 38x50cm

1 colour

Small 38x50cm

2 colours

Standard 50x75cm

1 colour

Standard 50x75cm

2 colours

250

$170 $260 $185

$280

500

$195 $300 $225

$330

1,000

$235 $350 $290

$420

2,000

$280 $395 $440

$570

5,000

$480 $620 $800

$995

10,000 $795 $975 $1,510

$1,920

* prices in AU$, available in all currencies / more +10k units available under request

Need some samples? Request a few tissue samples them here. No costs. Noissue!

Plain packaging has been done to death, time to kick yours up a notch.

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The eco-friendly paper Stickers

A big part of successful branding is being memorable, and sometimes this involves attention to details. With the stickers, you can also choose a unique motif or pattern and now you can design your own without having to worry about the environmental impact.

Noissue paper stickers are made from cellulose fiber where the active acid pulp is eliminated during processing. The pulp is also lignin- and sulfur-free, meaning that our ink won’t transfer from the stickers and the paper won’t leave behind any of these chemicals when decomposing.

Delivered on sheets starting at just 250 stickers, the stickers are printed with soy-based ink and are the perfect companion to your custom (or even plain!) eco-friendly packaging. It has a matte finish and full-color printing options.

Here’s a quick overview of how to use Noissue’s design interface to customise your packaging and circular or square paper stickers with your branding. You can have different designs, ordering in different quantities and delivered to different locations around the world.

Pricing of paper stickers with your branded design:

Units

Small 4x4cm

Circle

Small 4x4cm

Rectangle

Large 5x5cm

Circle

Large 5x5cm

Rectangle

250

$90 $90 $95

$95

500

$105 $105 $110

$110

1,000

$130 $130 $145

$145

2,000

$180 $180 $200

$200

5,000

$320 $320 $345

$345

10,000 $515 $515 $540

$540

* prices in AU$, available in all currencies / more +10k units available under request

Need some samples? Request a few stickers samples them here. No costs. Noissue!

When did we get to the point where stickers were made out of plastic? Let’s get back to paper!

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The eco-friendly paper tape

Just rolling out, this is the latest eco-friendly packaging to satisfy all of your boxing needs! So what’s the deal? This tape is composyable, made from non-toxic backing which means it can go straight to the compost heap. It’s also water-activated, which creates a stronger and more durable bond with your boxes. And it’s 100% made of recycled materials, meaning you’re already starting on the right foot. 

Units Small 5cmx50m

Kraft

Standard 7.2cmx50m

Kraft

Small 5cmx50m

Custom colour

Standard 7.2cmx50m

Custom colour

5 $185 $220 $185 $220
10 $225 $255 $225 $255
20 $270 $340 $270 $340
50 $540 $695 $540 $695
100 $920 $1,130 $920 $1,130

Available in order quantities starting at 5 rolls of tape and fully customisable with either colorful or Kraft brown backgrounds. 

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Need some samples? Request a paper tape sample here, noissue!

When did we get to the point where stickers were made out of plastic? Let’s get back to paper!

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The compostable mailer

Out with the old and in with the new. In fact, the plastic mailer is a thing of the past and probably the most stupid waste we can have when shipping our products. As soon as it gets on your customer’s hands they will rip it off and the plastic mailer will quickly make its way to the landfill.

So, why not to get some food for plants instead? This 100% Compostable mailer is made from plants, to feed your compost… and the best thing? It is as durable as plastic can be for the purpose of shipping your precious products.

When it comes to the compostable mailer, here you don’t have the option to print with your branding. Not that you really needed it anyway! It comes with a very conscious message for the people:

Hey! I am 100% compostable mailer

When receiving a parcel with such an innovative material, they are so proud they even take pictures. Seriously, and they will proudly post on their Instagram – with the name of your brand beneath. Break it down with us!

How to Dispose of Your Compostable Mailer

So you’ve received a package in a Noissue 100% Compostable Mailer. And now you or your customers are wondering what to do with it. Well, wonder no more! In this short instructional video, we’ll show you how to dispose of it properly.

Better than your typical polymailer (or poly-mailer), the Noissue Mailer is completely compostable in 6 months or less and protects your products just as well!

Now back to work, here’s a quick overview of how to use Noissue’s design interface to order your eco-friendly 100% compostable mailer. You can have different sizes, ordering in different quantities and delivered to different locations around the world.

Pricing compostable mailer:

Units

Small 260mm x 385mm

10.2” x 15”

Standard 300mm x 420mm

11.8” x 16.5”

Large 370mm x 480mm

14.5” x 18.8”

250

$70

$80

$95

500

$125 $140

$200

1,000

$205 $270 $365

2,000

$345 $490

$645

5,000

$1,515 $2,185

$2,870

10,000 $2,545 $3,990

$5,345

* prices in AU$, available in all currencies / more +10k units available under request

Need some samples? Request a few compostable mailer samples them here. No costs. Noissue!

Break it down with noise the compostable mailer, in 3 sizes off you go!

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How to make sure the inks are eco-friendly in your packaging?

If finding eco-friendly packaging materials wasn’t tough enough, here’s another issue: the inks used to print your branding.

For any of the eco-friendly packaging options, when Noissue, whether it’s tissue, paper stickers or compostable mailer, you will find this brand prints with soy ink, instead of petroleum-based ink. Soy ink is made from soybeans, a renewable resource. 

If you wonder, the bonus of printing ink made out of soybeans is that this ink provides more accurate and vibrant colours and makes it easier to recycle paper, as it doesn’t leave behind petroleum-based products when decomposing. 

While soy inks are slower to dry than many inks, another added environmental benefit is that soy inks have low levels of VOCs, reducing air pollution during the drying process.

What kind of certifications you should look for in eco-friendly packaging?

Finding the right certifications in your eco-friendly packaging is definitely another added layer of complexity. So when you do your research, we’d recommend you to explore its circularity: this means, what happens from its production to the end of its lifecycle (aka repurposing, recycling, composting…).

When it comes to paper packaging, even though paper is a renewable and natural source, if it’s not FSC Certified most likely it will NOT be sustainable: we’d be cutting trees to make our deliveries look pretty.

The FSC or Forest Stewardship Council certifies that the paper products are sourced from a forest and supply chain that is managed responsibly and sustainably. FSC forest management standards are developed at an international level and are then adapted to individual countries’ legal, social, and geographical settings, through national standards.

What we also love from Noissue is that the company has also earned an FSC Certification. Even better, when you order with them you will contribute to plant trees and global reforestation. So far, with small brands like yours they have planted over 3,600 trees.

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If you want to level-up your brand with your packaging, with Noissue you can also become an active partner of their Eco-Packaging Alliance. If you do, you will get a badge to promote the fact that you are using eco-friendly packaging and have it displayed on your storefront.

Did we promise you something with this eco-friendly packaging guide? We did. Now that Noissue has made packaging easy, you can get back to what’s most important: your business. Order the free samples with us, it’s worth trying – this we swear!

Do you need another type of packaging too, like some tote bags? At Ourgoodbrands we are now a supplier of Kora Cotton and Canvas bags, pouches, backpacks and string bags!

Eco-friendly packaging or merchandising with a purpose. Take a stand on the environmental cause.

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