Local businesses and industry leaders all share the same concerns are starting to become more conscious than ever before of how their packaging affects the planet.

Being eco-friendly really does help improve your sustainability and carbon footprint, with carbon emissions being in the news of late and how the planet is really suffering. This is why it is becoming more and more important for businesses to be making the right choices today.

Businesses have an obligation to be doing all they can to become as eco-friendly as possible and by making a small change by switching your existing packaging to our eco-mailing bags products, this small change will go a long way to help make a difference. Going ‘green’ will help improve your reputation with consumers who are looking for ecological products and solutions.

How to become more eco-friendly with your choice of packaging

As a company Elliott Packaging is actively growing and becoming more eco-friendly, with the majority of our products all environmentally friendly packaging. People are turning their back on single use plastic packaging options and are now actively looking for more eco-friendly solutions such as our eco-mailing bags for their packaging requirements.

The UK uses 5 million tonnes of plastics each year, half of this figure is packaging, and if it’s not reused or recycled the packaging is not just around for a year. Unless you are using our environmentally friendly (polythene) plastic mailing bags, most plastics do not break down in an environmentally friendly way.

There has been a surge in the way that we shop online so this has meant a rapid increase in the use of ecommerce packaging, especially eco-mailing bags, so it is critical that businesses make the right choice and use a material that is right for both their product AND the environment.

Paper mailing bags are the perfect choice for becoming more eco-friendly, they are affordable and tick all the right environmentally friendly packaging boxes. Elliott Packaging are able to offer any type of paper mailing bag and can manufacture to a specification that will perfectly suit your product.

Our paper mailing bags products can also be filled with a product and shipped to anywhere in the world, we currently export to every continent and are the market leader in this field.

Being able to manufacture our paper mailing bags in the UK is great news for our UK customers as this helps to reduce and keep our carbon footprint as low as possible. They offer the same protection as their plastic alternative but have a reduced ecological impact when the packaging no longer has a use, they can be fully recycled and are also completely compostable. There is no oil involved in the breakdown process and the kraft paper is actually stronger than a traditional plastic mailing bag! We also make sure that the actual kraft paper itself is purchased from sustainable sources.

So who uses paper mailing bags?

A variety of sectors use paper mailing bags, almost every online business (particularly clothing websites) will use some type of eco-mailing bags packaging.

Paper mailing bags come in a variety of sizes and have a strong single (or double – for returns) permanent seal on the lip to help keep the product safe inside.

From clothing and jewellery to technology the market sectors are vast that currently use our paper mailing bags.

The consumer will always value a company more who is taking the eco-friendly approach, as more and more people are not wanting to see unnecessary plastic involved in their purchases.

The packaging we choose to use affects the entire global supply chain, the environment and consumer attitudes. Choosing the eco-friendly option will impact your company’s eco and carbon footprint and the view your customers will have towards you.

Paper mailing bags might seem like only a very small choice at the outset but so many products are today sold online and are sent in mailing bags, changing to paper mailing bags would see a reduction in the 2.5 million tonnes of plastic circulating in the UK, littering our homes, landfill sites and engulfing our environment.

Elliott Packaging is dedicated to providing eco-mailing bags options for everyone.

For more information on our complete range of eco-friendly mailing bag options please get in contact with our award winning sales team on 01606 350036 or submit an enquiry where a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.