Appletons substantially reduces plastic usage

17 August

Plastic is a cheap and versatile product for packaging, but it’s also wreaking havoc in the environment. Plastic packaging adds to a single-use throwaway culture and approximately half the plastic we use is single use. Appletons is responding to this global issue.  As a result of the survey we recently conducted, Appletons is changing the packaging of skeins from plastic bags to cardboard boxes with an acetate window.


One of the major advantages of using cardboard boxes is that they are environmentally sustainable and cardboard is versatile and eco-friendly.  Our new box is reusable and also recyclable.  It has a low carbon footprint due to being locally sourced.

We would appreciate your understanding during the transition period while we phase in our new packaging.