Sustainable Packaging

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Experts in Sustainable Packaging

Sustainable packaging is becoming one of the biggest public concerns. With reports across national news and radio, the outcomes of single use plastics as well as educating them on the impact that it is having on the environment, is widespread. The general population is becoming increasingly aware of the importance of sustainable packaging.


When it comes to sustainable packaging, the biggest issues a lot of businesses face is where to start. We start every business relationship with a consultation to understand exactly the needs and expectations. This is an important step as it allows us to understand 3 important factors; your current requirements, your budgets and how to create a solution for you moving forward.


Every business is unique and there are many ways in which you can be sustainable. Whether you use single use plastic, printed foil or both; we can provide tailor made solutions.


Over the past 10 years, we have formed trade partnerships with industry leading producers of sustainable materials, whilst continually creating relationships with new ones.

In a world where businesses believe sustainable packaging is subjective, we only work with those that truly understand sustainability and think forward.

”We are always happy to chat with businesses about becoming more sustainable, so call us if you have a question”.

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MCR media can provide the advice you need on Sustainable Print and Packaging

Frequently Asked Questions

Just a few of our most frequently asked questions about sustainable print and packaging.

Whats the difference between compostable and recyclable?

European Waste Directive classes composting as recycling, however most of the time it cannot be recycled in the traditional way currently. It is important when thinking about what packaging to use, you need to bear this in mind as calling compostable materials recyclable is misleading to the end user.

When looking at sustainable packaging, we are more than happy to advise you on the benefits of compostable and recyclable materials.

What is the difference between biodegradable and compostable?

This is a distinction that a lot of people get confused. The difference is that whilst they both break down over time, what they turn into when they break down, varies greatly.

Biodegradable means that they are made from biological resources, however the time it takes to break down varies, the environments it needs to break down varies and sometimes the resulting material can actually be harmful to the environment!

Compostable however have a certified time limit and break down into nutrient rich compost. The break down process is managed by a commercial composter and takes around 3 months to fully decompose.

Whats the right packaging to choose?

Unfortunately, there currently is no perfect solution. As well as that, every business has different needs, however that doesn’t mean that companies should do nothing.

Innovation within the sustainability space is increasing exponentially and we are constantly keeping educated and up to date on all new developments.

To find out more about the right packaging solution for you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Express delivery

Express delivery

Some of our smaller products including Business Cards and Postcards are available with a same day turnaround, this would normally involve a same day courier. If you need your print in a hurry then call MCR and we can discuss your requirements.
Free Artwork Templates

Free Artwork Templates

Indesign templates for popular products are available free of charge. Please call us, tell us what you want and we will send it to you. If we do not have it, then we can usually create one for you.


We can accept a wide range of filetypes to print your documents from, including some MSOffice filetypes. Although we prefer PDF’s, we realise that not everybody is comfortable making them. We are always ready to give advice, so call us for a chat.
Paper and Finishes

Paper and Finishes

A brief description of popular paper and finishes is to the right of every product picture. If you do not see what you want then call us, we will always try to find a solution to meet your needs.

Whatever the scope of your project our attention to detail and customer care will always be guaranteed

How could MCR Media help you? Give us a call to discuss on 01273 233558