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Paper recyclable stand up pouch

Grounded’s paper-recyclable pouches are made from a minimum of 90% paper and are suitable for kerbside recycling. They conform to paper recyclable and repulpability standards in the UK, US and Australia, offering a high-barrier option against oxygen and moisture. Customize your pouches with unique printing and sizing to showcase your brand's commitment to eco-friendly packaging.

  • FSC Certified recycled paper
  • Kerbside recyclable
  • Fully customisable

Minimum order quantity (MOQ)

  • Gravure printing: 10,000 units
  • Digital printing: 5,000 units

Custom features

Hang hole
Tear notch
Rounded corners
Square corners

Available materials

Paper recyclable laminate
  • Kerbside recyclable
  • Made from plants (up to 90%)
  • High barrier to oxygen and moisture

Available materials


Paper recyclable laminate

Grounded's Papermade™ recyclable laminate uses paper with a high barrier coating laminated with a thin sealant film, allowing the paper outer and inner film to separate during pulping in the paper recycling process. Its high barrier to oxygen and moisture make it suitable for a wide range of applications.


Kraft paper
White paper



Print options

  • Gravure printing: 10,000 units
  • Digital printing: 5,000 units

Key features

  • Kerbside recyclable
  • Made from plants (up to 90%)
  • High barrier to oxygen and moisture
  • Excellent printability
  • Cost effective alternative to bioplastics
  • Suitable for goods up to 1KG (2.2LB)

Sustainability data

Material Circularity Indicator
Scale of 0-100% with 100% being perfectly circular and 0% being perfectly linear.



Fossil fuel reduction
All calculations made based on 100 kg of material



Carbon footprint
All calculations made based on 100 kg of material


LA to NY flights
Carbon emissions equivalent

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Frequently asked questions

What does repulpability mean?

Repulpability refers to the ability of paper or paper-based materials, such as packaging, to be broken down into pulp through a process of re-wetting and fiber separation. This pulp can then be used to create new paper products.

In the context of packaging, repulpability is a critical factor in determining whether a product is truly recyclable. Even if a package is collected for recycling, it may not be recyclable if it cannot be repulped effectively. This is because the repulping process is essential for separating the fibers from any non-fiber components, such as adhesives or coatings.

What is the difference between recyclable and repulpable?

While both terms relate to the sustainability of paper-based products, there's a subtle but important distinction between recyclable and repulpable:

Recyclable refers to the ability of a product to be processed and transformed into a new material or product. In the case of paper packaging, recyclability means it can be collected, sorted, and reprocessed into new paper products. It doesn't necessarily guarantee that the original fibers are fully recovered or reusable.

Repulpable refers specifically to the ability of paper or paper-based materials to be broken down into pulp through re-wetting and fiber separation. This pulp can then be used to create new paper products. Repulpability indicates that the fibers in the material are of high enough quality and free from contaminants that prevent them from being reused.

In simpler terms: Recyclable: The product can be collected and processed for recycling. Repulpable: The product can be broken down into usable pulp to make new paper products.

For a product to be truly sustainable, it ideally needs to be both recyclable and repulpable. This ensures that the material can be effectively recovered and reused to create new products, minimizing waste and resource consumption.

In the case of Grounded's pouches, they are both recyclable and repulpable, meaning they can be collected for recycling and the fibers can be successfully separated and reused to create new paper products. This makes them a more sustainable packaging option compared to those that are only recyclable but not repulpable.

What is the maximum weight your paper recyclable pouches can hold?

Our paper recyclable pouches can hold up to 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) of product and have passed standardized drop tests. However, the ideal weight capacity for your specific product may vary depending on factors like how your product is handled throughout the supply chain and its storage conditions. We recommend consulting with one of our sustainable packaging experts to discuss your unique requirements and determine the most suitable packaging solution.

Can your recyclable materials be composted?

No, our recyclable product are not compostable - they're designed to be recycled! For further reading please see our blog post on Composting vs Recycling.

Are there set up fees?

For each new custom packaging order, there may be tooling costs, which refer to print plates and mould costs used during the production of your packaging. These costs are one-off, as your tooling can be used for future runs.

Can I get custom sizes?

Yes, if your order for custom packaging meets the minimum order quantity (MOQ)for your product we can customise the size, print and optional features for you.

Can you split my order between different locations?

Yes, we can split your order and send it to as many locations as you like!

What countries do you ship to?

We ship globally and have customers in every continent.

What does MOQ mean?

MOQ is an acronym for Minimum Order Quantity. This refers to the smallest number of units of each SKU you can order for your custom packaging. Each product specifies the custom MOQ in the details section on the product page.

How do I use a dieline?

See blog post on how to use a dieline.

What are print plates?

Print plates are used to print your designs onto your packaging material. Your designs are laser cut into the plate, with the negative parts of your image cut out so that the plates don't pick up ink. If your design uses multiple colours, there will be a different print plate for each colour. The printing plates are mounted to giant cylinders on the printing press and the plate runs through the ink and onto your packaging.

What colours can you print?

Depending on the product and material, we print using either Pantone (PMS) or CMYK colours. The print capabilities for each product can be found on each of the product pages. Here you can also see what different print methods we can use. For example, digital printing or rotogravure printing.

What is a dieline?

A dieline is a template that contains the exact dimensions of your product. Dielines also show cut lines, fold lines and glue flaps. When customising your packaging we will supply you with a dieline to apply your designs before providing you with a final digital proof to sign off. You can create and download your own dielines using our dieline generator.


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