I am not at the stage in my business to use pretty ‘Us and The Earth’ branded boxes. A good portion of mine came from the stash I collect behind my local ‘Kidstuff’ or the supermarket. I have also been known to stop my neighbours on their way to the recycling bin with boxes. That’s just how I roll.
The jewels are on the inside and packed with so much love!! And just in case you are wondering - any bubble wrap used is all recycled too.
I RECYCLE. I REUSE. WHEN I CAN
Carbon Neutral Parcel Delivery
The process of delivering a parcel emits carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, which is shown to harm our environment.
We are using Australia Post and Sendle for our shipping delivery
Plastic-free Packaging that turns into fertiliser
I also useHero Packagingfor smaller products that don't need a box
HERE IS WHY I LOVE THEM...
Firstly Anaita and Vik are cool people. They are doing good and Anaita, who I know personally, is a power-house when it comes to supporting ecommerce brands, especially those female-led ones.
'Heropacks', which is what I use, are made from home-compostable materials, mainly cornstarch and PBAT.
They take 90-120 days in your home compost to break down. NOTE: note, these can't be placed in the recycling bin
This biodegradable polymer breaks down in soil and doesn’t leave any toxic residues behind.
Minimising carbon emissions — The process behind manufacturing compostable mailers requires less energy and resources in comparison to plastic packaging materials.
I love supporting HERO PACKAGING, an Australian-owned company with similar goals to help loads of businesses to reduce their carbon footprint and educate as to how we can make impactful changes to reduce plastic pollution.
WHAT ARE THEY MADE FROM?
Unlike traditional shipping mailers, these are NOT made from single use plastic. Our mailers are made from 30% plant-based materials such as PLA and 70% from a certified compostable material called PBAT (a synthetic bonding agent).
ANOTHER COOL TIP - YOU CAN REUSE THEM AGAIN
There are 2 sticky strips, so when you receive the mailer, you can cut along the line on the flap and re-use it with the second adhesive (glue) strip. HERO mailers are one of the only ones in the world that have a reusable strip!
HOW DO YOU COMPOST THE MAILERS?
To compost them at home, it’s best to remove any labels ( unless they too are compostable), cut them up and place them in your compost bin. These will completely break down within 90-120 days in a home-compostable environment - sometimes even sooner!