Recycled white paper

Recycled white paper

Grounded's natural white paper is FSC certified and made from post-consumer recycled paper. It is renewable, kerbside recyclable and has a lower carbon footprint than virgin paper. It is suitable for use across a range of formats in e-commerce and retail.

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 don't contribute to deforestation.
  • Durable, highly functional and can be used as a direct replacement for plastic in numerous formats.

The bad?

  • Paper has a higher carbon footprint due to the 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
  • Volume and weight per unit are higher than plastic alternatives, which can have an impact on shipping cost.

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.