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Avoiding the Red Tape

Sealing a cardboard box is the final step in keeping the goods inside protected during transit. In many cases, this is achieved by taping the box shut before despatch. The tape holds the box flaps securely in place and adds to the overall strength of...

Cardboard Art

Corrugated cardboard is a versatile material. With cardboard engineering skills, a good dash of artistic flair and patience, many artists have created wonderful sculptures from this affordable and widely available material. James Lake Cardboard Artist Paralympic Sculptures James Lake has worked on collaborative art projects since 2007 and...

environmental policy

How Can Ecommerce Packaging be Sustainable?

Packaging waste is a problem associated with online retail. Many ecommerce companies have been criticised for sending small items in large boxes, with excessive use of air filled plastic. It’s no longer acceptable. Customers are increasingly mindful of waste issues, with plastic pollution being the...

Innovations in Parcel Delivery

The rise of online shopping has certainly reduced footfall in the UK’s High Streets. This in turn has reduced the volume of shoppers travelling to town and city centres. Unfortunately, the shift in consumer behaviour hasn’t solved the congestion problem, as delivery vans are bringing...

Plastic Packaging and the Environmental Plan

Details of the Governments 25 Year Environmental Plan are to be shared in the coming weeks. There’s no doubt that high profile issues surrounding marine pollution and the Paris Climate Agreement Targets have to be tackled. Drastic measures are needed to encourage sustainable production and consumption,...

Box Manufacturing: A Mistake

Ever made a huge mistake at work and feared the worst? That’s exactly what happened to a worker in a paper bag factory back in 1879. The pressman accidently cut, rather than creased, 20,000 bags. No longer suitable for packaging seeds, this error could have caused...

Bringing Affordable Packaging to the Table

GADD&Co brings together the artistic flair and retail expertise of two lifelong friends. The company produce uniquely designed tableware, including coasters, placemats and table savers. With an online shop and stockists, the company were keen to find a protective packaging solution. The boxes had to be...

Take Action: 5 Alternatives to Plastic Packaging

Plastic air pockets, bubble wrap and air cushions have been used in packaging since the late 1950’s. These fillers have certainly helped to provide a protective layer when sending items in the post. They’ve helped billions of products to withstand the effects of vibration and shock...

Ecommerce Packaging Trends 2018

Ecommerce continues to provide an area of growth for retailers, but it takes more than a mobile responsive website to succeed online. Attracting and converting virtual shoppers requires a very different approach than your in-store strategy.  Let’s consider ecommerce packaging. The need for eye-catching designs is...

Expansion of UK Sustainable Forests

Although Aylesbury Box Company can make corrugated cardboard from 100% recycled materials, our standard boxes are made with 76% recycled materials. The combination of recycled and new fibres adds strength to our boxes and is essential for some product packaging, including food items. Sustainable Forests Cardboard recycling...