What is the minimum order quantity for Eco Tubes?
There is a 12 piece minimum ET6g (shown above); 12-2M Eco Tubes are available with a generic “green leaf” pattern. 1 Eco Tube = 1 tube body and 1 matching cap is a “set”; “M” = 1,000. If you wish to have your own artwork pre-printed onto the packages, a 2M minimum Eco Tubes can be ordered with up to 5 different artwork styles. Each style has a minimum order quantity of 400. For instance; 5 flavors x 400 Eco Tubes each flavor = 2,000 sets. Or, you can affix your label over the printed pattern.
What is the pricing for Eco Tubes?
Green Leaf pattern (ET6g pictured above) is available 12-2M sets. Or, custom artwork for your own brand: 2M-10M sets. Large volume pricing is
also available. For all pricing Contact
I live overseas. Is shipping of samples and products costly to my country?
Currently all Eco Vision samples are shipped from our dock located in Crescent City, California, USA. International shipment of samples can be
relatively costly per unit. The least expensive way for you to receive samples is via the United States Postal Service (USPS). Unfortunately, the USPS
does not provide tracking codes to track package delivery to other countries, so once the package is sent there is no way to track it. If you choose to
have samples shipped via USPS, Eco Vision cannot be responsible if your samples are not received. A very reliable, but more expensive way to
deliver samples is via Fed Ex. There are FedEx Great Rates that may apply to your region. Certain days of the week have ‘great rates’ for shipping and
cost varies from day to day/week to week. Also, specific sized boxes make a cost difference for ‘great rates’. Please note, as with the international
shipment of all things, larger volumes such as pallet loads cost much less per unit to ship.Contact
to see if Great Rates ships to your region and applies to your needs.
What are PMS colors?
PMS: Pantone Matching System enables consistent color output and colors with extra vibrancy. These special mix colors are not available.
How do I fill the Eco Tubes?
Some crafters put the tubes in modeling clay or dried rice to hold them upright while filling and use a large capacity syringe or pour. We have
instructions for making filling racks and molds for those who have general construction skills. For more details, please email
We use tray fill for our own production method. They are custom made, in house
trays, specifically sized for our tubes.
How durable are the Eco Tubes?
Some consumers report up to a year of daily use in purse or pocket. Putting an Eco Tube into a pants pocket with keys, then sitting can crush or dent the package. Eco Tubes will withstand some water, but keep in mind it’s a biodegradable package.
What kind of testing have you done for the Eco Tubes?
We have home composted empty Eco Tubes and they have fully composted within 14 days. Composting conditions will affect the necessary time. Eco Tubes have been tested to withstand hot oil filling up to 150 degrees F, or 66 degrees C.
Are the eco tubes sterile?
The tubes are produced in the cleanest conditions possible for handmade production, though we don’t use chemical poisons or irradiation to make the package sterile. Since the package is intended for non-water containing products, the lack of water prevents the growth of harmful bacteria and other microorganisms. Be aware that the package is intended to be compostable and extremely sustainable. Therefore, when the package is exposed to conditions more than a short while that support bacteria and other microorganisms, such as plenty of water and warmth, they will begin eating the
package. Remember, all members of the life cycle present food opportunities to others. Nevertheless, when used as intended, the Eco Tube does not
pose health hazards.
What is the turnaround time from order to shipping?
From the time that your graphic file is sent to our commercial printer to the finished goods leaving Crescent City, CA it generally takes 5 weeks. However, delays can occur with graphic changes, color changes, holidays or production schedules.
I am vegan, and casein is not vegan. Have you tried to make your packaging home-compostable and vegan?
We have been searching long and hard for a vegan adhesive that doesn’t contain plastic or toxins that is also fully home-compostable. We have even created and tested our own vegan adhesives. Unfortunately, none of the vegan adhesives we created worked well enough to be used in our packaging. Believe it or not, many of the vegan products that vegans purchase are packaged in bottles or jars on which the labels are affixed with PVA
chemical glues. As our products can be put directly into the ground or a compost bin after use, we do not want to create a product that will add toxic elements to our soils. If you know of any vegan adhesives that do not contain plastics or toxins that are also fully home-compostable, please Contact
What kind of paper do you use to make the Eco Tubes?
100% PCW paper (FSC certified). 100% Post Consumer Waste (PCW) is waste paper that has served its intended purpose and has been separated from solid waste to be recycled into new paper. This is what currently goes to the recycling center. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) was created to change the dialogue about and the practice of sustainable forestry worldwide. This impressive goal has in many ways been achieved, yet there is more work to be done. FSC sets forth principles, criteria, and standards that span economic, social, and environmental concerns. The FSC
standards represent the world's strongest system for guiding forest management toward sustainable outcomes. Like the forestry profession itself, the FSC system includes stakeholders with a diverse array of perspectives on what represents a well-managed and sustainable forest. While the discussion continues, the FSC standards for forest management have now been applied in over 57 countries around the world.
Will we be working with one of your Graphic Artists for our designs?
Preliminary questions can be asked of Eco Vision Prepress. The look and feel of your brand will need to be designed by your own graphic designer. For the most part, there are no extra charges necessary. However, extensive help will incur charges, which are explained in the introductory email, when you receive the template. A good working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is advisable.
What is the benefit of an eco tube?
Consumers easily recognize paper as being sustainable and recyclable. This differentiates and benefits your brand instantly on the shelf. For small brands, this “marketing by the piece” is an excellent and immediate form of advertising.
I want you to fill my Eco Tubes. What about lot numbers?
Six digit lot numbers are available. For example 210919 which would represent 21, Sept. 2019 and also doubles up as the use by date. Your product may not have a 3 year shelf life, or you may choose your date stamp to be your own code. Whatever the case, six digits are available.
What is your return policy?
There are returns on unused green leaf pattern tubes. However, printed tubes with your artwork are a custom order and there are no returns. For more details on our return policy, please go here:
Will your packing work for food products?
Currently, we haven’t certified to GMP for the food industry needs. In the near future, we will have packaging available and will be compliant with food quality production procedures.
Do you private label?
Yes. We do. Here is more information: