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Feb 16, 2012

Recycled Product Packaging

I'm working on a new design for my smaller items' packaging. I was using poly-bags. I have run out. I will not be buying more. I was cutting up my old plastic bags from purchases that I have made. I will not be doing this either, as the tape needed made recycling hard to impossible. I have decided to use paper. Paper is recyclable and biodegradable.

old way of cutting up plastic for bags

new way with recycled magazine paper

This is what I came up with. No scissors or plastic tape needed. The sticker circles come off easily and are made of recycled paper themselves. I hope to purchase a stamp so I can add my logo and website with plant based inks. Good plan, no? Knot By Gran'ma is slowly becoming more earth friendly. Once I run out of shipping envelopes, I suspect that I'll be making my own recycled ones also. Let's start here though. :)

close up with a cat butt and business card inside

What do you think? Do you want to see a little tutorial on how I folded the paper to make these?

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    1. Each one is a little bit of a surprise, as I'm trying to find the pages with mostly pictures.

  2. Interesting! I like the green aspect and I'm sure its more cost-effective!

    1. The only downfall is the time it takes. Thanks!

  3. And HEY thanks for putting my blog over there on your sidebar! I need to set that up on my blog....

    1. My pleasure. I enjoy reading your stuff... I'm a bit of a lurker, but am trying to comment more.


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