One of the rss feeds I have subscribed to is Design Sponge, a blog/site mainly about interior design but they have a great feature called Biz Ladies. Guests post on all sorts of business topics and the one from today was how to green your business in simple ways.
Read it online here at Design Sponge.
Does anyone have tips or resources in Canada for recycled packaging options?
Wow, that does seem time consuming. I once sewed envelopes from wallpaper sample books and pages from a botanical print book. They were very popular and people even wanted to buy them individually without the jewellery but it depends on getting the samples or cheap books to rip apart!
Most wallpaper store have old design books they no longer use - I'm sure if you walked in and just asked, they'd probably give you one. Same with samples of out-dated wallpaper. The stuff just gets thrown out. I once made cute little boxes from those paint-strip samples as an art project, but you have to be careful when using those as commercial products.
As for time consuming, the project I mentioned above can be easily tunred into a fun activity day for yourself and friends, or even children (ModPodge is child-safe), and a day can produce 50-100 of the envelopes - more than enough for a show or small display. :)
If you're in the TO area, I'd be willing to get together for a "make your own packaging day" :)