Maximizing Sustainability: Transforming Packaging into Practicality


In our commitment to a sustainable future, we at Mary Grant Studio are dedicated to not only delivering quality products but also minimizing our environmental footprint.

In this blog post, we're excited to show you how the brown boxes and tissue paper accompanying your orders can serve a second purpose, contributing to a greener world. 

Each piece of packaging material is intentionally chosen for its potential beyond its initial use. From the brown boxes to the tissue paper, we strive to ensure that every element aligns with our mission of responsible practices.


Advantages of Cardboard for Sustainability:

  1. A Greener Choice: Our packaging materials are thoughtfully selected with the environment in mind. Cardboard's manufacturing process emits up to 60% fewer CO2 and oil emissions compared to other materials, reflecting our commitment to responsible practices.
  2. Sustainability in Action: The brown boxes you receive are completely recyclable and biodegradable. Opting for cardboard packaging aligns with your desire to support materials that naturally break down within a year, leaving no lasting impact.
  3. Embracing the Three Rs: Our dedication to the "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" philosophy is evident in the cardboard boxes we use for your orders. By recycling these boxes, you actively participate in reducing unnecessary waste.
  4. Quality and Longevity: Rest assured, the cardboard used for our packaging is designed for both strength and durability. This sustainable choice ensures that your items are well-protected throughout their journey, without compromising on quality.
  5. Energy Conservation: The recycling process not only saves resources but also conserves energy. Opting for cardboard packaging contributes to the conservation of water and electricity – essential resources for our planet.

Repurposing Brown Boxes and Tissue Paper:

  1. Seasonal Storage Solution: The tissue paper accompanying your orders transforms into a valuable resource for you. Use it to wrap and store out-of-season clothes, preventing creases and optimizing your storage space.
  2. Travel Companion: Beyond packaging, tissue paper can be a versatile travel ally. Keep your clothes crease-free while traveling by wrapping them in tissue paper.

Using 'Clean' Cardboard in the Garden: For gardening enthusiasts, 'clean' cardboard is a gift. Opt for plain, unwaxed boxes without excessive coatings. These boxes are less processed and contain fewer chemicals, making them ideal for your garden.

Innovative Garden Uses for Cardboard:

  1. Compost Enrichment: Cardboard can be a valuable addition to your compost bin. Simply tear the cardboard into smaller pieces and layer it with kitchen scraps and yard waste. As the cardboard breaks down, it contributes to nutrient-rich compost for your garden.
  2. Weed Control: Combat weeds naturally by laying down flattened cardboard boxes in garden beds. Cover the cardboard with mulch to prevent weed growth while also retaining moisture in the soil.

Conscientious Returns

As part of this sustainability circle, we encourage eco-conscious choices when it comes to returns. We've included a box seal sticker with every order, simplifying the return process while maintaining our commitment to a greener world. We kindly request avoiding the use of sellotape or duct tape for returns, as these materials can hinder the recycling process and have a longer-lasting environmental impact.

You CAN make a difference

You have the power to make a difference with every piece you receive. By recycling cardboard boxes and repurposing tissue paper, you're actively contributing to our collective sustainability journey.

Together, let's make the most of every box, every sheet of tissue paper – and make a meaningful impact on our planet.

#ecommercepackaging #responsibleconsumption 


Back to blog