Report on the Coming Ecological Shift

The “ecodesign” of products is no mere marketing fad. It’s an urgent need. It’s the future. By December 2025, the government of Canada will prohibit the manufacturing, import, and sale of six single-use plastic products, including shopping bags, utensils, and food packaging. A great shift is thus underway for these products that are so important to a brand’s image and that are sometimes used as marketing tools… But there need to be options to replace them.

“Following market studies carried out a few years ago, we had identified a great need for innovation in the field of eco-packaging,” admits Amélie Côte, Executive Director, Maison 1608. “We wanted to be in a position to offer creative, distinctive, and ecological alternatives to plastic packaging and thus be part of this important change.”

Therefore, here is a new, innovative and highly promising service: value-added fibre packaging.


Ecodesign: Sustainable Solutions for Remarkable Products

Solisco is the preferred partner for small, medium, and large enterprises that are ready to integrate  more effective environmental solutions to their packaging, printing, and commercialization strategies. It’s for them that we gave considerable thought to this new highly creative solution: the ecodesign of cardboard sleeves and cases offered in a wide variety of sizes, formats, and colours.

You may be wondering, what is ecodesign exactly? This new fashionable word is used when a company wishes to design products that respect sustainable development and environmental principles by opting for renewable, recycled, and recyclable resources,  and focusing on the circular economy.

To that end, the Solisco team applies its sensibility, expertise, and creativity to offer innovative solutions, and especially, concrete actions. Thanks to ecodesign, our partners benefit from support to help grow and disseminate their new commercial initiatives.

It’s much more than a simple word: it’s an entirely new way of doing things right.


Cardboard as Great Saviour

It was like a major achievement in the quest for an ecological solution to single-use packaging: “Solisco is able to print on cardboard with its printing presses.” After that, it was a matter of combining business and pleasure… or matching cardboard and concept.

Amélie Côte explains that her Maison 1608 team went to work developing cardboard concepts that could become examples of luxury or niche packaging, allowing products to stand out visually, while being more eco-responsible.

Then came the idea of creative boxes with a daring design, a way of making a product spectacularly attractive thanks to its all-cardboard packaging. Fully customizable and of exceptional quality. The best of both worlds.

As a replacement or complement to envelopes, thoughtfully and attractively designed cardboard packaging, boxes, and cases enhance the experience of promoting, purchasing, and discovering products.

Traditional materials like natural fibre-based cardboard allow for easily reconciling the sturdiness and flexibility of a recycled-recyclable product made of a single material, while eliminating components that are more harmful for the environment.

“Packaging has become a real marketing symbol. Two people out of three claim that the environmental impact of packaging affects their purchasing decisions. Cardboard is a wonderful ecological solution that is perfectly suited to a circular economy cycle. It is recycled and can be infinitely recycled, or nearly so, it is compostable and biodegradable,” states the Executive Director,  thrilled by this creative solution.

We’d be crazy to do without it.


Exciting Solutions

Thanks to ecodesign, Solisco becomes an ideal partner to optimize its clients’ environmental practices. It becomes easier to participate in the circular economy, to feed its value chain, all while benefiting from a wide array of distinctive packaging products and containers.

Better still? “Solisco and Maison 1608 also commit to supporting their clients in many governmental programs that will be implemented to benefit from credits and rebates.”

Ready to take this important new direction together?