Made in Hawai‘i for Hawai‘i

Green Box Hawai‘i® promotes sustainable packaging solutions made in Hawai‘i.

When you see the Green Box Hawai‘i® logo, you’ll know that business supports an environmentally conscious packaging solution that is made in Hawai‘i. The Green Box Hawai‘i® logo is available, free of charge to qualifying businesses for use on packaging and folding cartons that are printed and produced in Hawai‘i by Edward Enterprises, Inc.

Green Box Hawaii®


  • Green Box Hawai‘i® (GBH) is an initiative that promotes the use of environmentally sustainable paper-based packaging solutions printed and converted by a local manufacturer in Hawai‘i.

  • Companies that have incorporated a sustainability policy and support the “Made in Hawai‘i” concept now have a mechanism to communicate these beliefs to their customers and the community.

    Green Box Hawai‘i® was created to achieve two goals:

    1. To promote the use of paperboard in packaging, which is a sustainable, recyclable product as an alternative to plastics and other non-environmentally friendly materials.
    2. To give organizations that promote the “Made In Hawai‘i” concept another way to show their support by showing that their packaging is printed and converted in Hawai‘i.
  • Paperboard is made from trees, a renewable and sustainable resource that comes from well-managed forests. Consumers appreciate that paper is biodegradable and recyclable after use. Paper is environmentally friendly both pre-consumer through responsible growing practices, and post-consumer through recycling.

  • Paperboard packaging stock is recyclable, and many of the stocks used contain recycled content. Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)® Certified paperboard stocks are also available.

  • The GBH logo is available for use by any business that utilizes paper based packaging that is printed, die-cut and converted in Hawai‘i by Edward Enterprises, Inc., a locally owned printing and converting company.

    There is no charge to use the GBH logo.

Get the Facts

  • Paper comes from trees, a highly renewable resource.
  • Paper and print byproducts are some of the most recycled products in the world.
  • In 2013, over 50 million tons or 63.5% of the paper used in the U.S. was recovered for recycling, up from 57.7% in 2008 and 33.5% in 1990.1
  • The forest products industry generates 65% of the energy needed to make paper products from carbon neutral biomass, the organic byproduct from the paper making process. The renewable energy generated by the forest products industry exceeds all of the nation’s solar, wind and geothermal energy combined.1
  • In 2013, 39.05 million tons of packaging material was recovered for recycling in the U.S. Of that, 74.1%, or 28.95 million tons were paper and paperboard packaging. This far outweighed other forms of packaging materials: Glass (8.1%), Metal (8.8%), Plastic (5.2%) and other non-paper based packaging (6.3%).2
  • Recycling has a positive effect on greenhouse gas emissions. The recycling of Paper and Paperboard by far have the biggest positive impact on greenhouse gas emission reduction in comparison with other recycled materials. In 2013, based on the amount of material recovered for recycling, the greenhouse gas benefits associated with each material type in terms of number of cars taken off the road per year:
    • Paper and Paperboard – 31 million cars
    • Glass – 210 thousand cars
    • Metals – 4.5 million cars
    • Plastics – 760 thousand cars
    • Rubber and Leather – 127 thousand cars
    • Textiles – 1.2 million cars
    • Wood – 789 thousand cars2
  • A University of Hawaii study shows that in a marine environment, paperboard is biodegradable in 2 months, versus plastic which is biodegradable in 10-20 years.3

1American Forest & Paper Association
2EPA – Municipal Solid Waste in the United States: 2013 Facts and Figures

Logo Request Form

If you would like to request the Green Box Hawai‘i® logo for use on your packaging project, please complete the following request form or you can email us at One of our packaging specialists will contact you.
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