Sustainable Packaging

We’ve been working with our suppliers to reduce the use of plastics in our packaging, use eco-friendly alternatives, and where possible make it easier for you to recycle. We’re constantly looking for the best practical and environmentally friendly packaging options available.

100% recyclable and FSC approved Boxes

Our boxes are 100% recyclable and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) approved. This certification ensures the forests are managed in such a way that preserves biological diversity and benefits the lives of the local people and workers. We also use paper tape to make it easier for you to recycle the boxes and cardboard that you receive from us.

100% compostable packaging peanuts

Our packaging peanuts are made from sustainable starch-based raw materials using a low energy manufacturing process, they are natural, non-toxic, and break down quickly in home composting. They’re also completely water-soluble so you can dissolve them in water and pour them down the sink.

100% compostable cellophane bags

We’re committed to using 100% compostable cellophane bags to protect brushes and small items. Our 100% compostable stickers are from total chlorine free face stock (TCF), with water-based adhesives and solvent free polymers. This packaging can go into the compost bin.

Responsible parcel delivery

Our delivery partner DPD won the ‘Transport/Fleet Management Initiative of the Year’ at the edie Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020. This award follows their ‘Green Apple Environment Award’ for environmental best practice, and a ‘Fleet Heroes’ award from the Energy Saving Trust.

WE'RE CURRENTLY USING

Packaging

Made from

How to recycle

Invoice Paper

100% recyclable paper

Recycle with other paper

Eco-label Stickers
(used on our small cellophane bags)

Total chlorine free face stock (TCF),
water-based adhesives and solvent free polymers

Add to industrial compost collection

Brush Card

100% recyclable card

Recycle with other paper

Cellophane Bags
(used with brushes and small items)

100% compostable PLA film
from renewable corn & sugar starches

Add to industrial compost collection

Packaging Peanuts

100% sustainable starch based raw material

Add to home compost,
soluble so wash down the sink

Recyclable Cardboard Filler

100% recycled cardboard waste

Recycle with other paper

Protective Brown Paper

100% recycled paper

Recycle with other paper

Corrugated Cardboard
(used for wrapping)

100% recycled content

Recycle with other card
(recycle classification 20)

Layer board/ Flat Pieces of Cardboard

100% recyclable cardboard

Recycle with other card
or add to home compost

Cardboard Boxes

100% recyclable cardboard

Recycle with other card
or add to home compost

Plastic Wallets
(used to attach invoices to boxes)

100% recyclable Polypropylene (PP)

Recycle with other plastics

Jackson's Tape

Recyclable Kraft paper
and hot melt adhesive

Recycle with other card and paper

Postal Tubes

Kraft cardboard and plastic top
Waiting for supplier update

Recycle tube with other paper
Waiting for supplier update

Paper Corner Protectors

100% recyclable paper

Recycle with other card and paper

WE'RE INTRODUCING

Packaging

Made from

How to recycle

Paper Packaging Tape

Recyclable paper and natural rubber adhesive

Recycle with other paper and card

Padded Paper Envelopes

100% recycled paper fibres
with 25% post-consumer content

Recycle with mixed paper

Book Wrap Boxes
(multiple flap boxes with self adhesive)

Forest Stewardship Council certified paper mix
from responsible and renewable sources

Recycle with mixed paper

WE'VE STOPPED USING

Packaging

Made from

How to recycle

Air Sacs
(inflatable joined cells to protect glass bottles)

100% recycled content, contains 98% air and just 2% film

Reusable and recyclable with other plastic

Larger & Medium Container bags
(in parcels and for paper)

100% recyclable polythene

Recycle with other plastics

Small Container bags
(in parcels and for catalogues)

100% recyclable polythene

Recycle with other plastics

Air Bags

100% recyclable HDPE film

Recycle with other plastics
(replaced mostly with shredder card)

Plastic Bubble Wrap

100% recyclable polythene

Recycle with other plastics

WE'VE ALREADY STOPPED USING

Packaging

Made from

Why

White Padded Envelopes
(white on the outside, bubble wrap inside)

Forest Stewardship Council certified paper
and bubble film

Unable to be recycled
replaced by a recyclable alternative

Plastic Corner Protectors

PPC (Polypropylene Copolymer)

Unable to be recycled

Eco Clear Tape

25mu polypropylene film

Replaced by a recyclable alternative

You can also find many articles on our blog relating to eco-friendly packaging and environmental subjects. A selection is listed below:

We're Updating Our Packaging So It's More Environmentally Friendly

Jackson's Environmental Practices

How Eco-Friendly Is Fine Art Paper?

Environmental Ethics In The Printmaking Studio

Please visit our blog for the full range of articles.

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