Going Green: Sustainable Packaging for an Eco-Friendly Future
As consumer demand grows for eco-friendly products, brands must adapt their packaging to align with green values. To us at Doran & Ward Packaging, sustainable packaging solutions are more than just cardboard boxes; they encompass innovative materials and inks, responsible manufacturing, and circular life cycles.
We’ve worked with eco-friendly, sustainable, Post-Consumer Waste (PCW) packaging for over 20 years. In that time, we’ve honed our expertise to develop and provide custom solutions that achieve results that:
Reduce your ecological footprint
Promote complete life-cycle use, from sourcing to recycling
Cultivate a relevant, future-focused identity
Differentiate your brand in a competitive marketplace
Attract environmentally-aware consumers
Read on to learn how Doran & Ward champions an eco-friendly future.
Sustainable Packaging Product Development
At Doran & Ward Packaging, we strive to marry sustainability with innovation, providing custom packaging that doesn’t sacrifice quality or product integrity. From eco-friendly soap packaging that withstands warm and humid conditions to environmentally-focused food packaging that ensures the freshest product and long shelf life, sustainable packaging requires rigorous testing and quality control. That’s why we work closely with suppliers, scientists, and independent third-party testing to develop new products that drive sustainable solutions for the industry.
100% Recyclable Water-Based Ink
Environmentally friendly, water-based inks are sustainable alternatives to traditional petroleum-based inks, enabling brands to shrink their carbon footprint, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, and align with green values — a win-win for both the environment and your brand. Innovations in resin technology, viscosity stability, and drying capacity have significantly improved water-based ink’s print quality. Water-based inks are 100% recyclable and contain limited volatile organic compounds (VOCs), quickly degrading and returning to nature, making it an excellent environmentally-conscious ink choice.
We partner with green suppliers to weave sustainable practices into our product lines, including our Enviroseal offerings. Developed exclusively for Doran & Ward, Enviroseal products are 100% recyclable, made from all-natural ingredients. Enviroseal paper has met FTC guidelines (FTC Greenguides § 260.6 Certifications and Seals of Approval) required for the use of a recyclable symbol by manufacturers and has passed third-party independent testing and certification.
100% Post-Consumer Waste (PCW) Paper Stock & Board
Post-consumer waste paper stock and boards are made from 100% recycled content that has completed its lifecycle and would otherwise be discarded. In terms of sustainability, PCW is considered the most eco-friendly option as it reduces the amount of consumer waste that ends up in landfills. With over 20 years of experience working with and printing on PCW materials, we select PCW paper stock and boards known for their versatility, durability, and high quality, providing an end product that allows for design flexibility and delivers eye-catching results.
We’re proud that, as an organization, we recycle 100% of our waste, doing our part to contribute to a stronger, sustainable future.
2022 Recycling Statistics
Total Tons Recycled
Gallons of Water Conserved
Gallons of Oil Reduced
Kilowatts of Energy Saved
Cubic Feed of Landfill Space Saved