We've taken it one step further.
We are always looking for ways to reduce our carbon impact and become carbon neutral. Our lifestyle choices and our products help reduce carbon emissions and support a sustainable world. We don't want to stop there, we believe our shipping bags need to be as carbon neutral as possible.
We are happy to announce we are changing our shipping bags to a fully compostable mailer that is made with plant materials.
These compostable mailers are made from totally biodegradable and compostable materials; corn starch, PLA (synthesised from corn) and PBAT (Polybutyrate Adipate Terephthalate). PLA (Polylactide) is a bio-based, biodegradable material made from renewable plant material (starches such as corn husks, rice straw and wheat straw).
This combination of materials represents a 60% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to traditional plastics, is non-toxic and contains no Phthalate or Bisphenol A (BPA).
The most sustainable option for our customers once finished with these mailers is to put it in with their food scraps and garden waste. They will break down within months in a compost environment in a non-toxic process. Yes, they’re fine in worm farms and will be broken down in a bokashi too.
The materials are certified AS 5810-2010 for Home Composting, meaning they will be completely degraded by microorganisms in the natural world under compost conditions. Ultimately this generates carbon dioxide and water and does not pollute the environment.
We hope you understand and appreciate the steps we are taking to protect our environment and preserve our planet. In a world where e-commerce is exploding, the amount of waste material being created during the fulfillment process is astronomical. Anytime you shop with us you are helping the planet. Please take the time to add these mailers to your compost and reduce waste.