Posts Tagged ‘Eco-friendly packaging’

New Priory Elements Ranges

Written by PrioryDirect on . Posted in Product Launches, Business Services (B2B), Business Services (B2B), Office

We're extremely proud of our Priory Elements products, and are continually looking to expand our ranges, offering our customers planet-friendly alternatives to their favourite packaging supplies. Designed with the environment in mind, our sustainably made and responsibly sold Priory Elements packaging helps to minimise the use of new materials, prevent biodegradable waste by-products, and ensure you can easily recycle after use.

Priory Elements EcoBoxes

Our new range of Priory Elements EcoBoxes are postage optimised and quick to assemble. Featuring a peel and seal closure, there is no need for packing tape - ideal for reducing packaging waste. The integrated tear open strip means a fuss-free opening for customers too. Ocean-friendly and 100% plastic-free, our EcoBoxes are made from sustainably sourced, recycled materials.

Priory Elements EcoPaddedMailers

These lightweight, protective Priory Elements EcoPaddedMailers are ideal for safely sending a range of products the eco way. Offering a plastic-free, planet-friendly alternative to bubble lined bags, the protective inner is made using paper instead of a plastic bubble lining. So, once finished with, there is no need to separate, simply place the whole EcoPaddedMailer into paper and cardboard recycling. Requiring no tape, instead these paper mailers have a peel and seal strip, making them 100% biodegradable and the perfect sustainable packaging solution.

1% For The Planet

As part of our promise to work towards a more sustainable future, we are partnered with 1% For The Planet, meaning that 1% of every sale of across all of our Priory Elements ranges goes towards environmental charities at no extra cost to our customers. Shop now and package your products in packaging that protects the elements.

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CASE STUDY: I Love Wallpaper - Putting Personality Into Packaging

Written by PrioryDirect on . Posted in UK, Awin, Business Services (B2B), Business Services (B2B)

For almost three decades, I Love Wallpaper have been dedicated to helping the British public find their own unique style and create homes they adore, as they have the belief that walls simply have more to say than ‘magnolia.’

With that ambition in mind, and with over 500 designs in their range, I Love Wallpaper introduced a sample service, so customers could see physical samples and try out wallpaper designs before they buy.

And when it comes to samples packaging, it couldn’t be more critical to spend the time getting it right, as it’s often where your customer will first meet your brand in a physical sense - and first impressions go an awfully long way.

I Love Wallpaper were using one of our old stock packaging solutions, silver metallic foil mailers, for sending out their samples. These mailers are certainly striking and eye-catching, but they don’t represent the I Love Wallpaper brand, what they’re about, nor in keeping with the brand’s values, and most significantly, they don’t speak for the high quality and premium customer experience you get with I Love Wallpaper.

So, step aside unbranded, unprotective, non-eco-friendly mailing bags, and say hello to stand-out design, beautifully printed, sustainably made envelopes, whilst being a physical representation and delivering on their wider brand goal of making achieving eye-catching design effortless.

Story

These printed envelopes deliver in so many ways for I Love Wallpaper - and most notably in the way they make an instant, eye-catching, high quality feeling impression before the mailer is even opened. When these envelopes are put through potential customers’ letterboxes, there’s no question who the mail is from, it stands out from the rest, and ultimately goes to show how powerful some wallpaper can be!

Product

Instead of pursuing a branded version of the metallic foil mailers, we worked with I Love Wallpaper to find a more suitable packaging solution which not only offered better protection to the samples, but to the planet too. The cardboard mailers at the base of this solution are manufactured from sustainable sources in the UK (unlike the metallic foil mailers which were made in China), and are also fully recyclable and completely plastic free. And the good news doesn’t stop there as the cardboard lends extra rigidity to keep the samples flat, but it’s still lightweight enough to not add to postal charges. A real winner all round!

Print

These envelopes are fully digitally printed; giving a fully encompassing design which can be easily changed and updated as and when I Love Wallpaper want to. A flexible design, in more ways than one, which suits a brand who wants to effortlessly ensure their packaging reflects how they keep on top of changing trends and designs.

Sustainability

Like thousands of businesses, I Love Wallpaper are on their own sustainability journey, as they’ve made their commitment to the planet, and their customers, that they will be making their wallpaper from sustainably sourced materials. As a business, that’s a big decision to make, and so it’s very important that the messaging from the brand is consistent throughout - afterall, spending time, money, and effort on ensuring the product is as eco friendly as possible, but then choosing packaging which is on the other end of the spectrum can really let down the brand, and how customers perceive it. 

By changing from the unrecyclable silver metallic foil mailers, I Love Wallpaper have removed unnecessary plastic from their packaging, and instead have a fully recyclable solution with eco symbols to explain it to customers. They’re also finding, because of the stand-out design, that customers are choosing to re-use the envelopes for storing samples, papers, and other documents too.

Summary

We just love these stylish mailers. If you needed inspiration for putting personality into your packaging, you couldn't get much better than this!

As an online retailer, offering a samples service can really help, particularly where customers are used to buying the types of products you sell in physical stores. Whilst it may seem like an unnecessary business expense at the start, you really shouldn’t underestimate the power and importance which samples can have; offering an opportunity to not just send out what was requested, but get an early brand impression with your potential new customer, meaning they can really get a complete picture of who your company is. 

I Love Wallpaper have proved that you don't have to choose between sustainable and beautiful - you really can have both, and we'd love to help you achieve this too. We have a team of experts on hand to help and advise you on packaging which ticks all your boxes. Take a look at what we can do, or get in touch with our team to discuss your hopes, dreams, and goals (for your packaging, not on a personal level - don't get us wrong, the team are great listeners, they just may not be able to give you a breakdown for how you can become a millionaire overnight), and they'll be there to help create the perfect solution you need, guiding you through it every step of the way.

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We've Removed Our Shrink Wrap & Plastic Strapping

Written by PrioryDirect on . Posted in Awin, Business Services (B2B), Business Services (B2B), News, UK, Updates

Becoming an eco-friendly ecommerce operation is a never-ending task, and it is important that to continue on our sustainability journey, we must constantly look at ways to reduce our impact on the environment and protect our planet for the future.

As you may have seen, we have removed shrink wrap and plastic strapping from the packaging on all of our integrated labels - saving around 5 tonnes of single-use plastic each year!

What are we doing instead?

As an alternative, we have made the switch to paper strapping - just as effective, but fully eco-friendly. It can be as easily recycled as card or paper, and is fully biodegradable. With 70% of consumers actively taking steps to reduce their use of plastic packaging, it’s important that we offer sustainable solutions so we can all help each other in protecting our environment. [1]

Why are single-use plastics so bad?

Single-use plastics are damaging to our planet. Incapable of degrading, they break down into microplastics, releasing toxic chemicals into our water supplies, food, and ecosystems. Ingested by wildlife, in particular aquatic animals, scientists have found that microplastics are prevalent in 114 sea creatures, with more than half of those consumed as food by humans[2]. It has been found that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the oceans than there are fish, and with 80% of marine litter originating on land, it’s up to us to take actionable steps in managing our plastic waste correctly in a way that won't harm the environment, wildlife and oceans[3].

So, what can you do to help?

Popularly used for packaging and service ware, single-use plastics are meant to be disposed of after use, however over the years, this has led to a multitude of damaging environmental consequences. 

But it’s not all doom and gloom - there are many, simple ways you can make small changes to your day-to-day life or to your business that can help.

1. Opt for reusable products

It’s easy to forget the impact that disposable plastics have on the environment, especially with today’s ‘throwaway culture’ and prioritising convenience over considering the long-term effects. Choosing items such as reusable water bottles and coffee cups, or cloth shopping bags and reusable metal straws is a quick fix that everyone can implement into their daily routine.

2. Recycle your plastic waste

It may seem like an obvious solution, but currently only 32% of total UK plastic waste is recycled[4]. Recycling plastic requires less energy than producing plastic products, preserving the Earth’s natural resources and easing the demand of fossil fuel consumption, ultimately minimising its environmental footprint. With many types of plastic circulating, it’s also important to understand what to look out for on your plastic products and how to correctly recycle your plastic waste.

3. Choose plastic-free packaging

As the global war on plastic continues, it’s no surprise that there has been a growing demand for plastic-free packaging over the years. In light of this, eco-friendly alternatives to plastic packaging are constantly being developed, so that no matter what your packaging needs are, there is sure to be a sustainable, plastic-free solution. Implementing plastic-free packaging into your business is a great way of reducing plastic waste, limiting your impact on the environment and wildlife, and decrease your carbon footprint.

4. Look out for microbeads

Commonly found in many cosmetic and beauty products, microbeads are tiny amounts of plastic used in facial scrubs, toothpaste and body washes. Although they might look harmless, they are passed through into water treatment plants and are often mistaken by marine animals as food. There are various natural alternatives available such as oats or even salt, which pose no harm to the environment. 

5. Buy in bulk where possible

Single-serving, travel-size, and small packaging products all contribute to greater plastic waste. Consider the ratio between product size and packaging and select the larger container as an alternative to buying several smaller sizes over time.

Ultimately, reducing plastic consumption is the most effective way of reducing waste and the implications of plastic pollution. Whilst we can't all do everything, everyone can do something - the greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.

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New Cardboard Boxes

Written by PrioryDirect on . Posted in Product Launches, Business Services (B2B), Business Services (B2B), Office, Uncategorized

Cardboard boxes are the ideal option for a great variety of packaging needs. With over 200 sizes and styles of boxes available, we thought why stop there? 

With an ever-expanding range of packaging products, we want to ensure that there is an option to suit you. 

We have 18 new sizes of single and double wall cardboard boxes added to our range - these are a perfect low-cost packaging solution, made from high-quality corrugated cardboard that offers robust product protection. 

Our single wall cardboard boxes are fit for sending and protecting a whole variety of items up to 10kg, whilst our double wall cardboard boxes can cater for products up to 25kg.

Made using eco-friendly materials, our range of cardboard boxes are fully recyclable, sustainable, plastic-free, biodegradable and compostable - Shop now and ship your products in packaging that is great for the environment. 

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New Phenol-Free Thermal Labels

Written by PrioryDirect on . Posted in Product Launches, Business Services (B2B), Business Services (B2B), Office, Uncategorized

Did you know that the majority of people come into contact with a dangerous phenol-based chemical, commonly known as BPA, pretty much every day? Bisphenols and phenols are popularly used in the paper industry as a colour developer in coatings on thermal papers, such as receipts and packaging labels. 

Research has shown small dose exposure of some phenols can lead to various heart problems such as high blood pressure and even heart attacks, and long-term exposure has been linked to multiple health effects such as prostate and breast cancer. Not only do phenol chemicals cause health issues, they are also extremely damaging to the environment as they can’t break down fully and instead result in microplastics, which are ingested by wildlife, remaining in our oceans and environment forever.

Our new Priory Elements Ecolabels are completely phenol-free and work in just the same way. Suitable for direct thermal and water-based flexography, with a high sensitivity, natural vitamin C based thermal coating that provides your labels with great, long-lasting colour and print, without the hazardous properties of BPA. 

Made from eco-friendly materials, they are FSC Mixed Credit Certified, recyclable and 100% plastic-free. 

Head on over to our help & advice centre article to find out more about our phenol-free thermal labels and read up on the damaging effects that phenol chemicals have on our health and the environment. 

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New Eco-Friendly Garment Bags and Void Fill Products

Written by PrioryDirect on . Posted in Uncategorized, Business Services (B2B), Business Services (B2B), Office, Product Launches, UK

Looking for environmentally responsible packaging made entirely plastic-free? Then our new planet-friendly additions are perfect for you, providing excellent paper alternatives that help remove the need for single-use plastics from your supply chain. 

Naturally biodegradable, our Eco-Friendly Garment Bags are made from FSC® Certified Paper and provide weather resistant protection to your clothing products preventing damage from humidity, moisture and dust. Highly durable, these plastic-free garment bags are designed to withstand their shipping journey and are the ideal alternative to poly garment bags; giving you all the benefits of traditional garment bags, without the environmental damage.

A decorative paper void fill that offers a truly unique design - Spiro Pack Void Fill takes up 80% less storage space than crinkle shred. The contiguous cut spiral creates a no dust no mess paper void fill solution that both looks the part and plays the part in protecting your products and the planet.

Both curbside recyclable and sustainably sourced, these products are a great eco-conscious option for packaging that cares for the Earth. So why not browse our new ranges today and ditch the plastic for good?

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New Flexi-Hex Products

Written by PrioryDirect on . Posted in Uncategorized, Business Services (B2B), Business Services (B2B), Office, Product Launches, UK

We know that keeping both goods and the planet protected is important, that’s why we’re excited to introduce the innovative and adaptable range of Flexi-Hex products, providing the ultimate sustainable packaging solutions.

Completely eco-friendly, these Flexi-Hex additions are 100% plastic free, biodegradable and recyclable, carbon neutral and sustainably sourced - great for continuing on that journey to going green.

Easy to assemble, compact, and flexible, customers can choose from a range of multiple sizes designed to benefit them and their products.

From premium bottles and cosmetic goods, to electronic items and sports boards - The Flexi-Hex design guarantees protective packaging solutions to suit a wide variety of products. 

Flexi-Hex provides a premium gifting experience that is sure to impress.

The Flexi-Hex Drum and Slender offer great protective bottle packaging solutions. Or create your own kit using the Bottle Kit Components.

Protect a variety of sized surfboards using the Flexi-Hex Boardsports packaging or opt for the Flexi-Hex Air for lightweight protection to products such as homeware and electronics or beauty and cosmetics.

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New Cardboard Box Sizes

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We’ve got your packaging essentials all boxed up.

When it comes to packaging, sometimes simple is best; and you can’t go wrong with a cardboard box. Versatile and robust, this packaging classic is ideal for protecting a wide range of goods in transit or during storage. But finding the perfect size can sometimes be tricky, that’s why we’ve added an additional 10 sizes to our offering – ensuring you find the perfect packing carton that ticks all your boxes.

Whether you need single wall for everyday despatches, or double wall for added protection, our range of standard packing boxes has everything you need. As well as being an efficient packaging solution, our cardboard boxes are also super eco-friendly. Made from sustainably sourced materials, they are biodegradable, recyclable, compostable and plastic free; cardboard really is king.

To find the perfect cardboard box for you, check out our range today, and be sure to use our Search By Size feature to make choosing the ideal size even easier.

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New Planet Friendly Packaging Products

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Ditching the plastic and going green has never been easier; say hello to our brand new Grass Paper Mailing Bags!

Yes, that’s right, these paper mailing bags are made entirely from grass; a renewable, fast-growing material that is locally sourced, natural, and planet-friendly. Not only are our grass paper mailers 100% compostable, 100% recyclable, biodegradable and plastic free, the manufacturing process uses significantly less water and energy than that of standard paper, totalling a 75% decrease in Co2 emissions; making them the most eco-friendly packaging solution on the market.

With the same life-span and features of the popular kraft paper mailing bags, but with more eco-credentials, our grass mailers are an excellent planet-friendly packaging choice for pack and despatch operations. Featuring a strong block bottom and gusseted sides to perfectly package all your bulky, voluminous, non-fragile goods as well as an easy to use peel and seal adhesive strip for fastpacking, these grass paper mailing bags are a reliable solution that ticks all the eco-friendly boxes. Made carbon neutrally from sustainable materials, our gass mailers are a 5/5 on our eco score; the ultimate planet-friendly packaging choice. 

Can you believe grass can do all that? Stocked in 4 popular sizes that are perfect for a variety of needs, be sure to check them out today and see how they can take your eco-friendly operation to the next level.

Make The Swap Today

You may think that you need to totally overhaul your whole operation, but even the smallest of changes can have the largest effect. If you need help making the switch to more eco-friendly products, or if you need advice about what kind of eco-packaging is right for you, then head over to our Eco-Friendly Packaging Page and Help & Advice Centre for all the latest products and articles.

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Be A #RecyclingHero This Global Recycling Day

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Today marks the celebration of Global Recycling Day, a day to raise awareness and encourage action for the protection of our environment through recycling. But how much do you know about recycling plastics? Do you know your PET from your HDPE or PP from PS? Well, wonder no more, we have put together this infographic to give you all the information you need to know about recycling symbols and the types of plastic that can be recycled.

Get to know your recycling symbols

So now you know your symbols and facts about recycling, it’s time to start making a change. Shop all our Recyclable packaging products and make a difference today.

If you aren’t sure which type of eco-friendly packaging is right for you and your operation, check out our recyclable packaging guide and make the swap now.

If you have any questions or need any help at all, please do get in touch.

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New RAJA promotions

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Packaging sale! Polypropylene strapping on offer
Was £25.40 NOW £22.85 per coil - offer expires 31st March 2020

Terms: Packaging sale includes Polypropylene machine strapping (ex VAT and delivery costs). Expires 13th February 2020 23:59pm. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount or negotiated agreed pricing. Excludes VAT and delivery.
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Packaging sale! Polyester strapping on offer
Was £72.60 NOW £65.36 per coil - offer expires 31st March 2020

Terms: Packaging sale includes Extruded polyester strapping on cardboard cores (ex VAT and delivery costs). Expires 31st March 2020 23:59pm. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount or negotiated agreed pricing. Excludes VAT and delivery.
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New packaging products just launched - Up to 35% discount!

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Eco-responsible packaging products - environmentally friendly packaging alternatives

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Big warehouse clearance - Up to 70% discount!

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New Eco-Friendly Products

Written by PrioryDirect on . Posted in Product Launches, Business Services (B2B), Business Services (B2B), Office, Office, Promotion, Uncategorized

When it comes to packaging, we are all striving to find eco-friendly, plastic-free alternatives that continue to offer the best protection for our goods without compromising on quality. And as your packaging supplier of choice we want to make sure we are doing all we can to ensure you are using the most environmentally friendly, sustainable packaging possible.  That’s why we are continually adding to our ranges and stocking new, innovative packaging solutions that help reduce the impact that packaging has on the environment and work towards eradicating plastics for a greener future.

Priory Elements Eco Padded Envelopes™

The ideal eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic lined bags, our Priory Elements Eco Padded Envelopes are made entirely of paper and glue - no plastic included! Made from recycled materials, these paper padded bags are recyclable, biodegradable, plastic free and compostable, making them the ultimate eco postal packaging solution. 

Featuring a honeycomb-effect inner lining, these bags offer an excellent level of protection to your goods, ensuring they arrive safely with your customers, whilst the kraft paper outer creates a rustic, eco-friendly finish - helping you convey your eco message. Stocked in 6 popular sizes, shop the range today and pack your way to a plastic-free future.

Priory Elements Ecolopes™

Reduce your impact on the environment by sending your goods in our plastic-free, recyclable, biodegradable fluted envelopes. Made completely from paper and glue, these envelopes feature a corrugated inner material that offers just the right amount of protection to non-fragile goods and are lightweight enough to keep postal costs to a minimum. Stocked in 6 versatile, popular sizes, our Ecolopes are the ideal plastic-free alternative to traditional plastic lined bags. Check out the range today!

Make The Swap Today

You may think that you need to totally overhaul your whole operation, but even the smallest of changes can have the largest effect. By simply swapping your postal packaging to one of our plastic-free alternatives, you are working towards eliminating your businesses’ plastic consumption and helping to reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in our environment. See what simple swaps your business can make and find out more about how you can go plastic-free.

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January Offers - Planet Friendly Packaging

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We're offering a free tape gun with your first 36 roll box of Priory Elements Eco Tape with the code ECOTAPE. Made from paper, this eco-friendly packing tape is fully recyclable, biodegradable, made from sustainable sources, and is completely plastic free.

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How To Go Plastic Free With Your Packaging

Written by PrioryDirect on . Posted in Business Services (B2B), Business Services (B2B), General Promotions, Office, Office, UK, Uncategorized

With every piece of plastic ever made still existing in some form, it's no wonder that more and more people and businesses are trying to eliminate unnecessary plastic as a starter, and eventually eradicate single-use plastic altogether. We can't all do everything, but we can all do something, so we've compiled our very best advice for how you can embrace eco, refuse single-use, and make your plastic free pledge – take a look at six of our top packaging picks:

PAPER MAILING BAGS

Out with the poly, in with the paper. If you're used to sending pre-packaged goods or non-fragile items in polythene mailers, why not swap to a paper alternative? Delivering on all of the same benefits of poly mailers but without the eco guilt, paper mailing bags are also recyclable and biodegradable unlike their plastic equivalents. With 79% of all plastic ending in either landfills or the natural world, making this simple packaging swap for your despatches would dramatically reduce the impact your business has on the environment.

Paper Mailing Bags

CARDBOARD BOXES

Cardboard Boxes are a true packaging classic; one of, if not the most, common form of packaging there is. A simple, low-cost solution which works for practically every business, is plastic free, and widely recognised by people everywhere to be easily recyclable. Cardboard as a material is incredibly versatile; not only recyclable, but biodegradable too, you or your customer can reuse cardboard boxes time and time again, and they're even made from 75% recycled materials.

ColomPac Return Boxes

PAPER TAPE

Don't ruin your plastic free cardboard boxes by sticking a non-recyclable plastic packing tape to it – go for a paper adhesive instead! Paper tape is an easy eco-friendly swap which can easily be recycled and biodegraded in one go along you’re your cardboard packaging. Even stronger than regular packing tape, far more secure, and way more planet friendly, paper tape is a super simple, great value swap which delivers the best quality time and time again.

Paper Tapes

CARDBOARD ENVELOPES

If you need reliable, reinforced protection for your items and you find yourself typically reaching for classic plastic bubble wrap lined padded envelopes, give cardboard envelopes a go. Made from extra strength corrugated cardboard to provide the very best protection, these robust envelopes are plastic free, recyclable, biodegradable, and made from FSC approved sources – an exceptionally eco-friendly and high-quality product which we guarantee won't compromise on the protective perks of plastic packaging and will be an excellent sustainable swap for your business and your customers.

ColomPac Cardboard Envelopes

JIFFY GREEN

Another alternative to using Bubble Lined Bags or wrapping products in bubble wrap before going in their outer packaging, are the mighty Jiffy Green padded bags. Swapping the plastic bubble wrap interior for a fully recycled paper fibre lining, Jiffy Green bags deliver the same, if not better, level of protection compared to standard padded envelopes, are not only simple to recycle, but biodegradable and even compostable too. A smart swap which not only eliminates your business' plastic consumption, but actually enhances the environment too.

Jiffy Green Padded Bags

CORRUGATED CARDBOARD ROLLS

Whether you're just starting out on your eco-friendly journey or looking to improve individual aspects of your operation, we’re confident we have the products and the expertise to help you. As a business we have made a commitment to reduce our impact, and the impact of our industry, on the environment so you can be proud in the knowledge that your packaging and eCommerce supplies are manufactured and delivered in the most eco-friendly way possible.

Corrugated Cardboard Rolls

ASK THE EXPERTS

We hope this has given you all the information you could need to know about going plastic free with your packaging, and probably a little bit more too. We pride ourselves on our service and sharing our knowledge wherever possible, so if you have any questions then please visit us at www.priorydirect.co.uk, speak to us on live chat, give us a call on 01622 580100, or use our Contact page.
eCommerce operations are our speciality and we can advise on all aspects of despatch to assist you in perfecting your process, so please get in touch - we'll be happy to help.