Sustainable Packaging

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Sustainable Packaging

As time has progressed over the last decade the need and awareness for sustainable packaging has increased. At KB Packaging we are committed to helping you reduce your carbon footprint and still maintain a high level of packaging protection.

Best Sustainable Packaging Solutions.

Choosing the best sustainable packaging solution can be a challange with so many options available in the packaging industry. Here are some of the most popular items that are readilly available and won’t cost the earth!

Sustainable Packaging

Find out more about the diferent types of sustainable packaging and which is best for each application.



Boxes. All the cartons, shipping boxes, eCommerce or pallet boxes sold by KB Packaging are 100% paper-based material and contain more than 50% of recycled content and is 100% recyclable. The paper is sourced from paper mills that are FSC accredited. 

There are a number of different ways you can reduce the amount of packaging waste and one is to specify extra lateral creases in the box so they can be easily cut down to size. This will reduce the amount of filler used.

Postal Boxes. First impressions count so these eco-friendly eCommerce boxes have been designed to lock together so minimal tape is needed. Simply fold around your product, click in the locking tab and secure with an address label or piece of tape to produce a very professional looking package.

We have tooling available to manufacture many sizes of eCommerce postal boxes in large and small production runs. Click the button below to download a PDF of available sizes. If you have a bespoke requirement with or without print please call the sales team as the options are more than we can display on this page.


Postal Tubes are manufactured from recycled paper and are 100% recyclable. The plastic end caps are easy to remove making reuse or recycling very easy.


Paper tape is becoming more and more popular. There are two types of paper tape. One is a gummed paper tape that has an adhesive that needs to be activated by water and the other is a paper tape with a self-adhesive layer just like a standard packaging tape.

The gummed paper tape had a much much higher tack as the adhesive gets right into the fibres of the cardboard. You may have seen this type of tape with reinforcing strands. Please note that the gummed paper tape with reinforced strands is not recyclable if it has more than 3 strands of fibre reinforcing.

Gummed Paper Tape Machine

Gummed Paper Tape Machine

Gummed paper requires a water applicater to activate the adhesive. The most popular tool for this is the electronic paper machine with pre set paper lengths.

If you would like to know more about using Gummed Paper Tape please call the sales team. 0115 9441600

Protective Wrapping


Bubble wrap is one of the best protective wrapping materials on the market. All our bubble contains at least 30% recycled content and is 100% recyclable. 

A biodegradable bubble wrap is available too. This product has an additive added at the point of manufacture which is designed to degrade when in the condition of a landfill site.

Corrugated paper roll is a good protective paper alternative to bubble wrap. Corrugated paper roll is manufactured from 100% recycled paper and is 100% recyclable.

Corrugated paper roll is particularly good for coated surfaces where bubble wrap could leave a faint imprint if the coating hasn’t fully cured.


Kraft Paper roll is one of the oldest wrapping products on the market. As a paper-based product, it is 100% recyclable. There are two types of kraft paper. Pure kraft and imitation kraft.

Pure kraft paper roll is manufactured from 100% virgin paper from sustainable forestry sources.

Imitation kraft paper roll is manufactured from recycled paper. Pure kraft paper roll is stronger and has a higher puncture resistance.

Honey Comb Paper is an eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative for plastic bubble wrap cushioning. This cushioning wrapping material is created on-demand, saving valuable space and time in the process. The kraft paper expands in a honeycomb structure.

With its interlocking, honeycomb structured design this protective paper wrapping will keep your products in place without the need for any adhesive tape.

It is 100% recyclable and biodegradable.

Honey comb paper

Void Fill


Biofill void filler is a 100% biodegradable alternative to the polystyrene loosefill.

Biofil is manufactured from wheat or vegetable starch and is 100% environmentally friendly. 

Due to the shape and density of the individual pieces, Biofil has very good cushioning and offers great protection for your products.

For high volume users, full truckload special prices are available.

Air cushion packaging is manufactured using a minimum of 50% recycled content. The air pouches can be created quickly on demand using an air pillow machine.

This type of packaging is neat, lightweight and can be reused multiple times as a void-fill before disposal.

Ideal for the protection of light to medium weight products in transit. 

Air-Fill Machine

Paper Fill void filler is a paper alternative that is 100% biodegradable.

Paper filler is manufactured from recycled paper and with the auto machines is available in different colours.

The paper fill pads can be created quickly on-demand using the paper machine.

Like to know more?

We are here to support you. If you have any questions on choosing the right packaging for your application please contact the team.

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