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Paper People- recyclability

The Paper People won an honorable mention for sustainable packaging innovation.

Is your company looking to replace plastics with automated paper packaging?

The Paper People LLC is the company with solutions. Check out our patented PaperLock™ technology, certified recyclable by Western Michigan University. Our heat sealable paper works on existing equipment with little or no changes to machine settings while maintaining production rates. We can print up to 10 colors and provide rolled material or finished packages ready to fill, making your transition to paper very simple.

We have the solution! Contact us today.



Pouches and roll-stock
made from all-natural
wood pulp!


Our mesh is made from natural plant fibers and is 100% recyclable! Our mesh showcases your product while allowing it to breathe.

Easy to Integrate

No need to invest in a new packaging line! Our proprietary pouch structure is designed to run on your current equipment.

Why Paper?

  • Paper is a recyclable, sustainable, renewable resource, with a readymade recycling stream, high consumer confidence, and is universally recognized as a “green package”.
  • Paper for produce offers superior light protection, has natural absorption characteristics, and can be automated for efficient production.
Go Green 100% Recyclable Paper Packaging
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Our Paperlock™ Technology

When the food packaging industry was challenged to develop sustainable, recyclable packaging, one company in northern Wisconsin stepped up to the task. Today, The Paper People LLC and its innovative patent pending Paperlock™ heat sealing technology lead the world in automated paper food packaging solutions.

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About Us

The Paper People LLC management team has a combined total of 150-plus years of experience in the packaging industry. This diverse group of entrepreneurial thinkers brings experience in paper, corrugated, plastics, laminating, printing, converting, and distribution.

The company was established in 2019 as a result of a pressing retail demand for an automated, 100 percent recyclable/compostable package. Armed with industry-leading technology and partners, The Paper People LLC is uniquely positioned to establish a leading role in the developing sustainable global packaging industry.

Earth in the hand of a person

Mission Statement

“Our mission is to provide 100 percent recyclable/compostable packaging that enhances our customer’s efficiency, improves the quality of their products, and provides an environmentally responsible solution to consumers who are committed to making our world a happy planet!”


Neil A. Bretl
President, The Paper People LLC