Recycled glassine paper

Recycled glassine paper

Glassine is made from smooth, translucent paper that is pH neutral, acid-free, food safe and plastic-free. Commonly used as an alternative to plastic poly bags, glassine paper provides protection against grease, water, air and moisture.

The good?

  • Highly versatile and plastic-free shipping alternative
  • Paper recycling works effectively in most places around the world, with kerbside collection widely available
  • There is no limit to the number of times paper can be recycled making it a highly circular material
  • It is entirely made from renewable materials that have passed a rigorous chain of custody certification and doesn't contribute to deforestation
  • Durable, functional and can be used as a direct replacement for plastic in numerous formats

The bad?

  • Paper has a higher carbon footprint than other packaging materials due to the large amount of energy required to run a paper mill
  • It is more susceptible to water and tearing compared to plastic or bioplastic alternatives
  • Higher raw material cost compared with plastic alternatives has an impact on transportation costs

Frequently asked questions

Yes, our paper mailers and mailer boxes are made using recycled uncoated board and can be recycled in any paper waste stream.
Recycled content is of more variable quality than virgin material. The recycled material creates a speckled, grainy texture but does not effect print or packaging quality.
Yes they can. Grounded's recycled films and paperboard materials are recyclable. Recycled plastics are able to be recycled in either dedicated PE streams (#4) or via in-store collection systems such as Red Cycle. All recycled paper products are kerbside recyclable.
We have paper stock available starting from 80GSM right up to 400GSM. Key considerations when deciding which thickness to choose are the weight of your product, the rigidity of the mailer and your durability requirements. We've found a good balance of all of these in our range of mailers, made using 180GSM paper.