Splash packaging is proud to offer a variety of packaging items that are eco-friendly, sustainable, and can meet your local environmental ordinances and plastic bag regulations.
Eco-friendly packaging can comprise of a few different factors:
- Using recycled materials in the manufacturing process
- Recyclability of a product and the ease of recycling
- Biodegradable and compostable materials
We offer products that fit all three of these qualities, as well as many products that fit one or two of them.
In the packaging industry, recycled materials are utilized as much as possible. Many of our paper and plastic products contain recycled materials, and some are made from 100% recycled materials. There are both post-consumer and post-industrial recycled materials used in recycled packaging. Post-consumer recycled content is material that has been used and then recycled by consumers. Post-industrial recycled content is material that comes from excess materials from the manufacturing process that can be reused.
We also offer high-quality tissue paper in white, natural kraft, and solid colors that are FSC Certified. FSC certification ensures that products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.
Recycling Your Packaging
Most paper packaging items, like paper shopping bags, paper boxes, paper takeout boxes, and paper jewelry boxes, are recyclable and biodegradable. Paper, paperboard, and cardboard items are recyclable in most cities unless they are coated with a plastic film lamination. That is because the plastic can’t be separated from the paper for reuse.
Plastic packaging items can be recycled in many cases, but in a lot of cities they must be recycled in special locations. Most curbside neighborhood recycling pickups don’t allow plastic bags to be recycled. You can search where to recycle plastic products in your city here.
Biodegradability & Composting
Biodegradability means that the packaging materials will naturally degrade over time and reintegrate into the environment. Compostable materials are a specification that means the item will degrade in a composting environment (which requires specific conditions) in about 90 days. Many paper packaging items, including paper bags, paper boxes, and cardboard boxes, are biodegradable and compostable.
While there are a few types of biodegradable plastics, overall plastic is not generally considered biodegradable because it may take thousands of years to break down into the environment. Furthermore, plastic trash can be much more harmful to ecosystems and animals.
To view the environmental information about certain products, go to the product listing on our website. We aim to list the relevant environmental information on all of our packaging items so you can be informed about your purchases.