PackMojo

Sustainability

Everything related to sustainability and eco-friendly packaging.

Tree Planting

How do I get more information about my trees?

After your order has been delivered to you, you'll receive an email with a link to track your tree(s). Simply click on the link to see type of tree, who has planted it, and more!

Sustainability

How is soy-based ink different from regular ink?

Soy-based ink, as the name suggests, is made of soybeans. The resins and waxes used are also natural additives making the ink extremely eco-friendly and biodegradable. Ink is considered soy-based if at least 6-40% of the ink consists of soy. Petroleum-based ink, on the other hand, is made of crude oil. This type of ink is toxic, flammable, and emits volatile organic compounds when it dries.

Is your packaging 100% recyclable?

By using eco friendly packaging materials and avoiding the use of any kind of lamination makes our boxes 100% recyclable. However, rigid boxes require the use of lamination (thin layer of plastic). Though laminated products can be sent to recycling centers, only the paper fibers from these products will be fully recycled while the plastic from lamination is considered a waste product. Read more here.

Is my packaging biodegradable or compostable?

All of our packaging is paper based. Our boxes are made of at least 50% post-consumer content and the standard finish we use is a varnish, which makes the packaging biodegradable. Smaller mailer boxes and folding cartons without lamination or add ons (spot UV, foil stamping, etc) can be home composted as well.

Is your packaging eco-friendly?

Yes! All paper based materials are made with at least 50% post-consumer content, and we use soy-based ink for all print. Learn more about our sustainability practices here.

Note: if your packaging requires lamination, it will be less eco-friendly since lamination is made with a layer of thin plastic. It will however still be recyclable, with some limitations.

What's the difference between biodegradable and compostable?

Biodegradable packaging decomposes in the presence of microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungi, and sunlight over a period of time that is not fixed. Compostable packaging decomposes under the same conditions usually within a period of 90 days.

Do you provide FSC™ materials?

We provide FSC materials for a selected range of our packaging products. Our FSC license code is FSC™-C198591. Please note that although your company doneeds to be FSC-certified to be able to label your packaging as FSC® certified. This is part of the Chain of Custody requirements as set out by FSC. Learn more here.