In my experience working as a courier I found that a lot of packages get damaged by the elements, hence why I decided to use waterproof, eco friendly packaging so your orders are safe on their journey to you & also safe for the environment after use. All our handmade fabric based products are shipped in 100% biodegradable postage bags made from cornstarch. These are strong, waterproof, tamper proof & fully compostable.
HOW TO DISPOSE OF MAILERS AFTER USE
If possible, re-use the mailer as many times as you can before disposing of it. You could:
- Use it again to send something else (you can even flip it inside out);
- Cut it up and use it as weed matting in your garden;
- Cut it up and use it to grow seedlings (it’s non-toxic!);
- Use it to carry or store kitchen waste.
Once the mailer has reached the end of its useful life, the best way to dispose of it is to compost it. It’s home compostable and will break down in a normal compost bin in about 6 months.
Remove any labels (unless you’re sure that they’re compostable), sticky tape and the recyclable plastic backing of any adhesive strips that remain and throw it into a compost bin to start the process!
If you don’t have access to a compost bin, you can also dispose of the mailer in a municipal composting facility or with food waste. please don’t try to recycle it, it’s not recyclable and will have to be removed from the recycling stream.