Meet Our New Compostable Mailers

Meet Our New Compostable Mailers

We’re taking our New Year's resolution seriously, this year Scough wants to make our 2021 better, greener, and safer. Our goal is to eliminate our plastic output by 100% and contribute to saving the environment. We're not at 100% yet but making strides everyday.  In Scough’s never-ending quest to become more sustainable, we are proud to announce our switch to compostable mailers. With help from our friends Better Packaging and Sendle, your orders with Scough will reduce your carbon footprint.

Sites like Amazon, Ebay, Etsy, or other popular platforms typically send their products in plastic bags. These mailers are destined for landfills, the incinerator, or
the environment. It’s estimated in 2019, Amazon packaging contributed 465 million pounds of waste into both terrestrial and oceanic ecosystems. Companies like Better Packaging and Sendel work hard to ensure their mailers do not contribute harmful toxins into the ecosystem. Their packaging is made of cornstarch and plant waste, yet feel and act just like a secure plastic bag. This means they are biodegradable, water proof, and tasty fuel for worms. This year, when you order from Scough you can feel good knowing that our packaging comes from one of the best in eco-friendly business.    

Online shopping rates have been steadily increasing for the past twenty years, but the stay at home orders implemented in 2020 caused them to skyrocket. With stores closed, people had to make the switch to doing their purchasing online. Converting to compostable mailers was an easy change for Scough to accommodate for the traffic and uphold our environmentally friendly standards. We implore other ecommerce platforms to do the same, whether you’re big or small your plastic output matters. By making the switch you will not only reduce plastic pollution, but also help our world heal. If we can do it, so can you. 


Corn again

Yep, that’s right.

These babies look like plastic and feel a little like plastic, but they’re made from 100% biodegradable and compostable materials.

Specifically, they are made from corn starch, PLA (made from corn) and PBAT (Polybutyrate Adipate Terephthalate).

Just take the extra bits off and they will decay away, nourishing future generations of flora.

Food for worms

At the end of its journey—once your customer has received their wares—the mailer can simply be stripped of its label and tossed in with the food scraps.

From there, it will start breaking down. Within 90 days, in the usual course of home composting, your mailer is as good as dirt (rich nutrient-dense dirt).

These clever mailers have passed stringent certified home compostable requirements, which includes a worm toxicity test, so they’re even worm farm friendly.

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