A Recycled Paper Guide: Our Top 6 Recycled Paper, Cardstock and Envelopes

Posted by Sophie on 17th Mar 2021

A Recycled Paper Guide: Our Top 6 Recycled Paper, Cardstock and Envelopes

In celebration of Recycle Week 2020, we're sharing our top recycled paper and card picks at The Paperbox.

At a time when climate change has emerged as one of the biggest existential threats to humanity, it’s never been more important to be mindful about reducing and reusing everyday resources.

Fortunately, paper is a relatively easy material to recycle, so much so that the UK recycles about 80% of its paper. If you’re planning a wedding, opting for eco-friendly and sustainable invitations, save-the-dates and wedding stationery is a great way to be socially responsible.

At The Paperbox, we’re proud to carry an assortment of recycled paper, cardstock and envelopes, with recycled content ranging from 40 to 100%. We use FSC-certified materials sourced from sustainable forests, ensuring that our recycled cardstock doesn’t just look good but is also great for the environment.

Not sure where to start? We’ve put together this recycled paper guide, which features six of our most popular recycled cardstock, paper and envelope options. All items are available at The Paperbox and ship free for a minimum purchase of £3.50.

1. Barely Blush

Recycled content: 100%

No need to choose between recycled or trendy colours, this popular cool pink shade is made from 100% recycled post-industrial paper fibres. All paper from our A4 coloured matte range is uncoated and comes from paper mills in Europe, ensuring consistency in quality.

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  • Paper (125gsm): A4
  • Card Sheets (270gsm): A4

2. White Grain

Recycled content: 50-70%

This beautiful card is made with 50-70% recycled spent brewers grain, a brewery byproduct that gives this card an earthy and authentic feel. The spent grain is visible as densely packed specks throughout every sheet of cardstock. No two sheets are the same, resulting in unique stationery for your invitations, save-the-dates and table place cards.

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3. Eco-Fleck, Aged White

Recycled content: 40%

A soft, off-white shade, Eco-Fleck is a more subtle recycled choice. With smatterings of fibres dispersed throughout the card, each sheet is perfectly unique and individual.

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4. Rose Gold Matte

Recycled Content: 80%

Made up of 80% recycled fibres, Rose Gold Matte is a warm and sophisticated shade, ideal for those wanting to incorporate pink while steering away from the more common blush and dusky tones.

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5. Kraft

Recycled Content: 100%

There was no way Kraft wasn't getting a mention. This earthy brown card has been everywhere for the past few years, from wedding invites to greetings cards, and is still going strong!

Made from post-consumer waste, this firm favourite adds a natural, rustic touch to projects, particularly when paired with hessian string or fine twine.

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6. Ivory Fleck

Recycled content: 80%

While similar to Eco-Fleck, Ivory Fleck isn't as subtle, and flecks and fibres throughout this paper are more pronounced and less sparse. With the placement of visible fibres varying, no two sheets or envelopes are alike.

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Take Eco-friendly Crafting to the Next Level

Remember, eco-friendly wedding stationery can be just as beautiful, if not more, than regular stationery products. If you want to learn more about our range of recycled paper products, be sure to check out our environmental information page.

For all your personalised greeting card needs, The Paperbox has you covered with recycled options. Explore our collection of greeting card supplies, paper, card blanks, envelopes and accessories, and get free UK shipping on all orders over £3.50.