Five Best Non-Tree Paper Packaging Solutions

Foldable Cross-Fiber Boxes

Tree-Free Packaging made from invasive plant fibers. 100% recyclable and compostable packaging.

Keeping up with the newest sustainable packaging alternatives is like keeping up with the latest techie gadgets. The sustainable packaging market is evolving rapidly, and yesterday’s top alternative fiber option may have been replaced with a new sustainable option. We’re happy to see the great momentum and on-going development in sustainable packaging and adhesive labels. Let’s look at some of the latest and greatest in sustainable packaging and labels.

Here are five hot, new products in non-tree packaging, paper and labels.  All are available now.


EcoCradle Wine Shipper

EcoCradle® Wine Shipper from Mushroom Packaging

Mushroom Packaging is one of the hot success stories in sustainable packaging.  EcoCradle’s mushroom-based packaging is a great replacement for EPS, EPP and EPE foams.


Pure Labels

100% Recycle-Compatible Pure Labels Adhesive Labels made with Wild Grass Paper

PURE Labels are 100% recycle-compatible in standard paper recycling waste streams. This label, produced by our Distant Village, Inc. is made from wild grass paper with recycle-compatible adhesives (RCA) adhesives. This industry-first tree-free adhesive label sticker has been an international success story.


Wild Grass Paper Box

Tree-Free Packaging made from Wild Grass Paper

Wild Grass Packaging made from wild grass papers and 100% recycled boxboard. Custom presentation boxes are available from Distant Village. Wild grass packaging is both eco-friendly and fair trade, making this a leading sustainable packaging solution.


Banana Fiber and Palm Fiber Papers

Banana Fiber and Palm Fiber Papers available from New Leaf Paper are part of their Farm Fiber sustainable and tree-free paper line-up.

Banana Fiber and Palm Fiber Papers from New Leaf Paper are excellent choices for alternative papers that work great in your desktop printer and are ideal for printing your eco-friendly resume.

Cross-Fiber Folding Packaging made from a unique blend of mulberry and water hyacinth fibers (both fibers are invasive plant species) make this packing as durable, rigid and sturdy as it is sustainable and environmentally conscious.  Also available from Distant Village.


Distant Village designs custom handmade sustainable packaging and produces PURE Labels™, a world leading sustainable adhesive label. Distant Village produces packaging with an authentic sustainable brand message. Distant Village was founded in 2000 and is a proud member of Green America, Social Venture Network, and Fair Trade Federation.

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