If you have purchased from us recently, you probably noticed a pop-up asking if you want to add eco packaging to your order for $2. If you decide to buy eco packaging, our team will make sure that your order is packed using plant-based bio-degradable mailing satchels. This will prevent plastic mailing satchels from being used and ending up in a landfill.
Not only are you reducing waste going to landfills, but we will donate a percentage of the proceeds from purchasing eco packaging to Greening Australia.
Who is Greening Australia?
Greening Australia has been restoring Australia’s unique landscapes and protecting biodiversity at scale through collaborative, science-based programs for nearly 40 years. Greening Australia is committed to tackling Australia’s greatest environmental challenges in ways that work for communities, economies, and nature, planting millions of native trees and plants, protecting hundreds of native species, and supporting Traditional Owners’ aspirations for restoring country.
The main component of the eco-packing is a nutty-flavoured, starchy root vegetable called Cassava. It is a high-yield, low water consumption rotational root vegetable that is one of the most drought tolerant crops and is extensively cultivated in tropical and subtropical areas of the world.
Renewable raw resources are extracted from the Cassava and processed into a bio-resin used to create the packaging. Due to the raw resources being plant-based, the bio-resin is practically carbon neutral and capable of decomposing on its own.
Our eco packaging is made from plant-based components, meaning it will decompose completely and can be composted at home or thrown in your green waste bin. Before you throw your packaging into the compost, you need to follow a couple of steps to make sure it will decompose properly.
All shipping labels and tape used on the packaging need to be removed before the packaging is put in the compost.
Cut up the packaging into strips. This will help it to decompose a lot quicker.
Throw the strips into your compost, and that’s all there is to it. In 3-6 months, the package will be decomposed and ready to be used as fertiliser!
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