Shave & Gibson Packaging is excited to announce the launch of a new brand within the company: earthpak™.

Our aim is to replace plastic, polystyrene and metal food trays and cartons. Manufactured from sustainable and certified paperboard, we will provide retailers with the first South African workable solution to eliminate non-biodegradable products. We are offering suppliers and consumers an alternative to plastic and polystyrene packaging – one that doesn’t have a detrimental effect on the environment.

earthpak™ trays and containers are constructed from cardboard-based materials (with a choice of coatings). These coatings create a barrier that is resistant to grease or liquids, allowing direct and safe contact with food. earthpak™ solutions are available for applications from freezer (-40°C) to oven (220°C) and microwave.

Our products are manufactured from sustainable FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper, with the following configurations:

  • earthpak™ uncoated
  • earthpak™ with water-based coating
  • earthpak™ with PLA coating
  • earthpak™ with PET coating
  • earthpak™ with PE coating

We believe earthpak™ will aid in the war on waste, by providing a recyclable solution. Together, suppliers and consumers can work
towards a more sustainable future.

“We chose the name earthpak™ as we wanted a brand that would resonate with the general public. We tried to find a name that was self-explanatory for what we are providing – a packaging solution that will leave a gentle footprint on our earth.”

Richard Downes, Shave & Gibson