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.
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.