Tag Archives: Biodegradable

The Truth About Recycled Plastic Bags – An Interview with Command Packaging’s Pete Grande

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Pete Grande is the Founder & CEO of Command Packaging. Located in the Los Angeles area, he has seen many changes in the packaging industry over the past 27 years he’s been in business. We sat down with him to learn from a true expert in the field of American made recycled plastic bags.

Nashville Wraps: What is the biggest myth about plastic bags? Why do they have such a bad rap?

Pete Grande: There are two big myths: that Plastic bags are not recyclable and that they are the cause of significant environmental damage. It is true that plastic bags have a low (5%) recycling rate, but the Read More

Compostable Packaging For Entrepreneurs

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It can be challenging to find just the right eco-friendly solution for your packaging needs. At PURE Labels we have worked hard to create the perfect compostable packaging solution!

If you have an eco-friendly brand, it makes sense that the companies that supply you with goods and services should also be sustainable. Your eco-friendly supply chain demonstrates to your customers that you are sincere about your commitment to sustainability.

Our cellophane bags are made from wood cellulose fibers sourced with sustainable forestry principles. They meet FDA requirements for direct candy and food contact, and they are compostable. Combined with PURE Labels compostable labels you have an ideal and affordable compostable Read More

Fall in Love With Our Valentine’s Day Packaging!

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Even though Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, there’s no need to panic – we’ve got you covered with tons of beautiful packaging options! And, since our shipping is so speedy (most orders for stock merchandise ship within 24 hours, Monday-Friday), you’ll get what you need with plenty of time to spare.

Whether you’re looking for classic heart candy boxes, or something a little different, such as our brand new, uplifting Chalkboard Sentiments collection (below), you’ll find something you’ll absolutely love on our Valentine Packaging page.

Our newest Valentine favorites are these great little merchandise gift tags featuring hearts (at right), lace, or many more options. Some … Read More

Sustainable Packaging in Food Service

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Are you looking for a complete compostable solution for your take-out containers? PURE Labels compostable labels are a great match for your eco-friendly food service containers!

The demand for food service disposables in the U.S. is projected to increase 3.9 percent every year, to 21.9 billion in 2019 (source: Packworld.com). Now would be the perfect time to consider eco-friendly alternatives to traditional plastic packaging. Check out our website and apply PURE Labels to your products!

PURE Labels are perfect for food service containers such as Eco-friendly clamshells and paperboard cartons. Our labels work as sustainable alternatives to everyday labeling. By using labels that are not compostable, you may end … Read More

Corrugated Shipping Box Choice: white or natural kraft (brown) board

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“Don’t you have any colored boxes?” is a common question from e-commerce and subscription box brand owners looking for shipping boxes that are lavender, black, hot pink or just about every other possible color. The fact is that the only two “standard” (non-printed) colors for corrugated board are white and natural Kraft which is essentially brown. Every other color has to be printed on the board, usually on Kraft board, but sometimes printing over white board is the better option.

The advantages of natural Kraft (brown) corrugated board

The biggest advantage is that it is natural and does not have to be printed or processed into that color. So the … Read More

Eco-friendly Packaging for the Medical Marijuana Industry

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As you may know, the legal marijuana industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. To date, four states have legalized retail marijuana, twenty-three states have legalized medical cannabis, and the industry is expected to grow further over the next five years.

There are many facets of the industry, including but not limited to – CBD edibles, prescription medical marijuana, and recreational marijuana. These new businesses bring with them some new sustainable packaging challenges, and each type of product has it’s own packaging and labeling needs requiring packaging expertise, especially as laws and regulations change and evolve.

Packaging Challenges

Due to the nature of the industry, … Read More

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  • Zing Green Products
  • Dharma Merchant Services
  • Green America
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