Compostable Stand Up Pouches

We now stock a range of compostable stand up pouches.  These are a self seal, waterproof pouch, ideal for liquids, powders, grains, coffee, nuts etc.  Approved for food use and certified as home compostable. These bags are made from kraft paper and lined with a certified compostable PLA. They come with or without a window … Continued


Shardlows Packaging has the widest range of stock cartons in the South Island.  We carry all our stock sizes on the shelf and sell as little as little one single carton up to as many as you require.  Discounts are available at different quantity breaks. We can arrange the manufacture of custom sizes and custom … Continued

New Range of TC Paper Carry Bags

We are now stocking a new range of paper twist carry bags.  This range is more competitively priced and is available in three sizes and also a heavy duty bag, like the ones used in your local supermarket.  All sizes come conveniently packed in packs of 50’s or available in full cartons. They are recyclable … Continued

COVID-19 – Essential Business

Well we are nearly out of Level 4 lock down and heading into Level 3 next week. Shardlow’s has been lucky enough to be able to trade during the Level 4 period as we are suppliers into the food manufacturing and health industries.  The first week was pretty quiet but slowly the business started picking … Continued

Meto Eagle Pricing Guns

If you need to label your products with prices, dates or codes, you will need a good quality hand label machine.  Meto brand are a good quality label gun that we stock.  They are available in single line models ie just printing 1 line of numbers or letters or a combination of both.  The basic … Continued

Paper or Plastics – the arguments for and against

Here is an article from the Packaging-360 newsletter from Germany with a few interesting facts about paper and plastic packaging and the need for investing more in the recycling of both products.  Paper is not always the right solution and if we had the facilities for plastic recycling then plastic would be a better option … Continued

Hexcelwrap – eco bubble alternative

Hexcelwrap is a new eco bubblewrap alternative.  Made from kraft paper, it has a diecut cut pattern throughout the roll which expands to create a 3D honeycomb pattern.   The hexcelwrap comes in a natural kraft which we stock and it is also available in white upon request. The 3D honeycomb pattern creates a protective wrap … Continued

Jiffy® Utility® Paper Mailers – Back by popular demand!

Due to popular demand and customer requests for more eco-friendly packaging options, Shardlows Packaging is bringing back the original Sealed Air Utility Mailer. This bag is made from 50% recycled paper and is recyclable and compostable.  We will stock the 3 most popular sizes but there are a further 2 sizes available by indent only. … Continued

About biodegradable and compostable plastics in NZ

The Ministry recommends reusable bags over single-use plastic bag alternatives marketed as compostable or biodegradable. These alternatives can be harmful to nature if they are not processed properly. What is biodegradable plastic? Biodegradable plastic is plastic that will break down through the action of living organisms, usually microbes. To fully break down, biodegradable plastics require … Continued

The truth about Oxo-degradable plastic packaging

Oxo-degradable plastics are being produced and sold in many countries, with society being led to believe they safely biodegrade in nature. Yet significant evidence suggests oxo-degradable plastics do not safely biodegrade but fragment into small pieces, contributing to microplastics pollution. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy initiative has published a statement calling for a ban on oxo-degradable … Continued