How to Change from Plastic to Sustainable Carton Packaging

Image Credit: ead72 – How to Change from Plastic to Sustainable Carton Packaging. At Dollard Packaging we have been manufacturing cartons and sleeves since 1982. We have seen a lot of changes in packaging in those years but perhaps the biggest change of all has been the sustainability movement and the massive move away […]


Monday, January 30th, 2023


Designing Packaging to Prevent Food Waste

This post is a summary of an excellent article about designing packaging to reduce food waste from the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC). SPC is a membership-based collaborative that “believes in the power of industry to make packaging more sustainable” and “our mission is to bring sustainable packaging stakeholders together to catalyse actionable improvements to packaging […]

Thursday, December 15th, 2022


Sustainable Window Patch Film for Cartons

Replace Plastic in your Window Cartons with Sustainable, Plant-based Film If you are looking to increase the sustainability of your window-patched cartons, you may be interested in a new eco-friendly window patch material that we use at Dollard Packaging. How is the sustainable window patch film made? This film is made primarily from cellulose acetate […]

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Monday, October 3rd, 2022


Board Manufacturer begins Pilot Production of 100% Bio-based Plastic, suitable for Food Packaging

The need for the world to reduce the use of fossil-based plastics is well documented and it is estimated that between 90% to 99% of plastic in the world is from fossil fuels (Source: Fossil Fuels & Plastic – Centre for International Environmental Law (  ) Beginning of the End for Fossil Based Plastic? In […]

Thursday, July 28th, 2022


Five ways Brands Can Talk about Sustainability without “Greenwashing”

If you are using sustainable practices in your business, it makes sense to let your customers know about this. However, with so many businesses currently claiming to be “green”, it is important that your claims are accurate and that you avoid “greenwashing”. This post is a summary of a Google article about 5 strategies that […]

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022


EU Forests – Key Sustainability Facts

We have all heard that cartons are a sustainable packaging option but questions abound about the sustainability of forests from which the wood for cartonboard is harvested. Many are concerned that while wood is undeniably a renewable resource, the amount of energy required to harvest it negates the positive effects of it being a renewable […]

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022


Carbon Footprint of Packaging Materials – Comparsion

A recent article by Waqas Qureshi on the Packaging News website discussed a study which compared the carbon footprint of a number of packaging materials compared to cartonboard. The study was entitled “Cartonboard Life Cycle; Comparing the carbon footprint of carton packaging against alternative solutions” and was carried out by the RISE (Research Institutes of […]

Friday, March 25th, 2022


Study on the Recyclability of Cartonboard

  A new study on the ProCarton website explains an experiment that tested how many times Cartons/Cartonboard could be recycled and the effect on the properties of the cartonboard after numerous recycling cycles. This post is a summary of the key elements of this study. The study was carried out by Dr Rene Eckhart, at […]

Friday, January 28th, 2022


A Guide to Sustainable Carton Board

In this post, we summarise useful information from a handy infographic from JohnsByrne Packaging which explains the different types of certified Sustainable boards available and what each type actually means.  We also add some Dollard Packaging advice regarding choosing a board for your carton and how to ensure the structure of your carton is fit […]

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021


How to reduce your brands eco footprint with packaging

Using Packaging to Reduce your Carbon Footprint In a recent article on the BXP magazine, author Keith Loria discuss how brands who are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint should look to their packaging as way to help achieve this. He interviews brand and packaging designers for advice. Below we summarise the keys […]

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021