Five Creative Ways to Reuse Ekan Concept Packaging Materials

At EKAN Concepts, our mission is sustainability. Every product we make starts with environmentally-conscious thinking. Our wood boxes are FSC-certified, and we strive to make the most of all the material during manufacturing. One of the greatest benefits of our packaging products is that you can repurpose them, which helps reduce the amount of harmful waste to our planet. Let’s explore some creative ways to reuse our packaging in more detail.

Why Should we Reduce and Reuse Packaging?

We’ve all heard about the three R’s: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Reusing materials can be the most effective way to reduce your carbon footprint, even more than recycling. This is because the energy needed to dismantle and recycle materials can still produce waste and pollution. When you repurpose a product yourself, you create less waste and expand its lifespan, meaning nothing needs to go to the landfill! 

Planter Boxes

What says environmental more than plants and repurposed pots? Our wooden boxes carry the perfect depth for planting flowers and herbs. All you have to do is drill a hole at the bottom for water drainage, fill the container with soil, and add your favourite plants. We recommend lining the bottom with mesh to prevent dirt from falling out. You can also sand and paint the wood to match your style. These boxes can conveniently fit on window sills to ensure your new plants get the proper sunlight.

DIY Jewelry Box

Some of our packages have built-in compartments, which makes for the ideal jewelry organizer. Separate your necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets, and watches, and place them where you get ready for the day for easy access to all your accessories in one place. You can decorate however you like; add some cool designs, sand and paint, or leave it as is. Natural wood can add a lovely touch to any countertop, dresser, or vanity.

Indoor Lantern

Our OFFCUT Packaging offers beautiful see-through designs that you can easily repurpose as a lantern. We recommend placing a battery-powered candle inside to avoid open flames for safety purposes. These DIY lanterns can elegantly light up the night to set the right mood in any space.

Desk Shelves

If you have multiple EKAN Concepts boxes handy, you can create a desk organizer. Simply stack them in a unique pattern with the open faces forward, hot glue or nail the boxes together, and you’ll have a shelf that fits nicely on your desk to sort miscellaneous items. Not only does this add an eco-friendly touch to your workspace, but it also gives you a chance to show off your creativity!

Card or Letter Holder

For all the sentimental people out there, reusing our beautiful, natural wooden packaging is an elegant way to keep all your letters and cards safe in one place while reducing waste. You can engrave the lid with a fancy script, whether it’s a single word or a phrase that’s special to you. Leave the box in the open as a decorative piece, or tuck it away to preserve your privacy.

Sustainability From Us to You!

Our sustainable packaging materials at EKAN Concepts aim to ensure we do our part to protect our planet while helping you do the same. That’s why we curate each product with the hopes of seeing it live on beyond its original purpose. Check out what else we do to practice sustainability, or contact us today to learn more about our wooden box packaging.