Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Recycled Content and Recyclability of Our Corrugated Shipping Boxes


Custom Boxes Now! is committed to sustainability. Being sustainable means not only good long-term business thinking, it means minimizing our environmental impact because it’s the right thing to do.

The cardboard shipping boxes we create for our clients are all made from recycled materials. Our white boxes are all between 30-70% post-consumer waste, and our brown kraft boxes are 60% to 95% post-consumer waste. This means fewer trees need be cut down just for some boxes, and it keeps old boxes and other materials out of our landfills.

But just as important as where they come from is where they go. All our boxes are 100% recyclable. That means there’s no need to put our products into a landfill. Ever.

We are honored to say we’ve been certified by both the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The SFI is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and regrowth of forests worldwide. Their certification recognizes indigenous people’s rights as well as environmental values like wildlife habitats and social and economic values. The FSC is committed to socially beneficial sustainability and economically viable management of the world’s forests. Certification as a responsible and sustainable business from these two highly-respected organizations means a lot to us.


We are especially proud of this because we know it means a lot to our customers. What you do with your shipping boxes is your business; how you get your boxes is our business. We make it a point to do the right thing.

Contact us at Custom Boxes Now! with any questions about our sustainability efforts, or use our Custom Box Configurator to find the best green shipping box solution for your business.

Advantages of Custom Shipping Boxes Over Stock-Sized Boxes


Stock-sized boxes are fine if you’re a private individual mailing a textbook you sold on eBay to another private individual. They are fine if you’re moving into a new apartment and you need a convenient way to transport your record collection. They are even fine if you’re giving somebody a puppy as an anniversary present.

Custom Cardboard Shipping Box

But if you run a business and you ship your products on a regular basis, stock-sized boxes are less than ideal.

If you run a business, custom shipping boxes are much better. For one thing, you’ll save on packaging. By ordering custom-sized boxes, you can ensure that you’re not wasting box space or transport space. Whether you deliver your product yourself or have someone deliver it for you, wasted space in a shipping truck or on a bicyclist’s back is a problem you don’t want. And with custom shipping box sizes and dimensions, you can order some to fit the size of one small shipment as well as the size of bulk shipments. Well-planned custom-sized boxes can save your company loads of money over time because of this. When you control the size of the box, you control the cost of shipping.

Additionally, custom-made boxes can have your company logo printed on them. As we mentioned before, boxes make the first impression, so put your company and your product in the spotlight with custom-printed shipping cartons. Show the recipient that you are a thoughtful and caring professional, and that your company can be trusted. With a uniquely-sized box appropriate for the product you’re sending, and with your company’s logo on that box, you’re not just shipping your product, you’re shipping your company’s good reputation.

Contact us at Custom Boxes Now! for help picking the right corrugated shipping box dimensions, style, and design or logo printing for your needs. Or use our Custom Box Configurator to get started immediately! Additionally, don’t hesitate to also contact Creative Displays Now! for any retail store display needs to supplement your perfectly-sized custom shipping boxes.