Buyers Guide to Sustainable Paper Packaging

As a companion to the Buyers Checklist for Adhesive Labels, here is a quick and easy-to-use checklist for sustainable paper packaging.  Use this concise guide when sustainable or eco-friendly packaging is important.

What is Sustainable Packaging?

Let’s first start with one definition of sustainable packaging.  Packaging which significantly contributes toward people, planet and profit is sustainable packaging.  This Triple Bottom Line (3BL) standard is the basis for measuring the sustainability of packaging as well as all other products and services.

Greenwashing is the opposite of sustainable packaging.  For example, greenwashing is when packaging is manipulated to appear eco-friendly … Read More

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How to Create an Irresistible Sustainable Brand

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The Whole “Brand” Picture

Suppose your product is sustainable.  That is, your product may be 100% organic, natural, holistic, fair trade, recycled, compostable, or embodies some über-sustainable attribute.  And, your … Read More

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PURE LABELS™ Online 20% Discount

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As quick as a bolt of lightning, labels will be on sale for 20% off at PURE Labels™ until February 15, 2014.  There are no limits but time … Read More

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Top 3 Trends in Sustainable Packaging to Watch in 2014

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#1 Fair Trade Packaging

Fair trade continues to gain momentum and the adoption of fair trade practices will accelerate throughout 2014.  Most recently, Patagonia announced they’ll be one of the … Read More

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A Buyer Checklist for Sustainable Adhesive Labels

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Q:  Are 100% Recycled Paper Labels Really Eco-Friendly?

I received a call from a person asking whether 100% recycled paper or Kraft paper labels were the better eco-option for their … Read More

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Top 3 Sustainable Branded Packaging Sources


Choosing the best sustainable packaging supplier for your brand packaging can be a challenge.

Questions abound for sustainable packaging buyers, such as: Which supplier provides the best quality 100% Recycled … Read More

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Fair Trade Packaging – The Next Wave


Labels and Labeling announced PURE Labels™ – a sustainable label substrate manufactured by Distant Village, Inc. – was the first packaging company to receive recognition from the Fair Trade Federation … Read More

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Top 5 Questions to Find Sustainable Packaging


Rainforest Alliance Certified Paper

Distant Village Packaging has expanded capabilities through strategic partnerships with the leading paper-based packaging sources throughout the USA.

One-Stop for All Paper Packaging

When authentic deep-rooted … Read More

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Our Best Value In Packaging


When MADE IN USA meets FAIR TRADE amazing things happen!

Distant Village Packaging is proud to introduce our best value in sustainable packaging – premium-quality boxes under $0.50 each.


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Sustainable Labels Available Online

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Our reputation as a sustainable packaging leader has been built upon more than a decade of uncompromising commitment to 100% sustainable packaging and labels in everything … Read More

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