Written by Greta Sedl, Executive Assistant

The recent introduction of Containers for Change, a Queensland government scheme that incentivises collection and return of beverage containers and the Coles/Woolworths ban on single use plastic bags exemplifies the global push towards ‘going green’.

With more and more companies accepting the onus of corporate social responsibility and swapping out single use plastic products like bags and straws for a reusable alternative, there is growing pressure in the packaging industry to follow suit.

Many of our customers that use single use packaging products are looking for a more sustainable alternative. For this reason, we have partnered with Ranpak to deliver environmentally friendly packaging solutions.

Founded in 1972 with the goal of creating the first environmentally responsible packaging material, Ranpak is now an expert in the paper packaging industry, offering paper based alternatives for void fill, cushioning and wrapping. Ranpak products are produced using natural material that is 100% recyclable, renewable and biodegradable.

Their products are also FSC® (FSC-C134738) certified products meaning that no forest ecosystems are negatively impacted during the manufacturing process.


If your business is looking for a cleaner, greener alternative for void fill, cushioning or wrapping, paper is the solution.

Paper packaging ensures that products are protected against damage caused in transit. Paper is also malleable to any shape and therefore always protects the most vulnerable part of the product.

Other benefits include:

  1. Reduce storage space – Paper based products take up far less space in your warehouse than their plastic alternatives like packing peanuts and bubble wrap.
  2. Save money – One carton of paper void fill for the FillPak TTC is equivalent to 3¼ bags of packing peanuts or 300m of air pillows. Buying paper to wrap in the Geami WrapPak is also 20% cheaper than bubble.


  1. Reduce mess – Never have to sweep up packing peanuts or chase after a piece of bubble wrap again. Paper stacks neatly and locks into the machines ensuring that there is no mess or wastage.
  2. Save time – Never have to manually measure and cut a piece of bubble again. Instead, take advantage of the pull-and-tear feature of Geami WrapPak. Filling multiple cartons with the same item? Select your desired length for void fill on the FillPak TTC and enable automatic generation.
  3. Optimise the unboxing experience – With more consumers aligning themselves with brands that match their own values, exceed your customers’ expectations by using sustainable packaging materials and increase the ‘shareability’ of each unpacking experience.

Click here to learn more about how use of paper based packaging products could benefit your business.

Sustainable packaging is no longer a trend, it is an expectation customers have when they engage with a business. Let your customers know that you are a brand they can trust, lessen the costs on your business and switch to a paper based solution today.



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