Sometimes, shiny and new is a good thing. In the case of packaging, however, it could do more harm than good to the environment. And with many consumers prioritizing sustainability as a shopping value, businesses must think about better packaging alternatives to retain loyal customers.
Why brands should consider virgin plastic-free packaging
There has been a recent surge in the public's concern for the environment. This is mainly due to the increasing awareness of the devastating effects of climate change. As a result, many brands feel pressure to reduce their carbon footprint and become more sustainable.
One way businesses can become more sustainable is by switching to virgin plastic-free packaging. Virgin plastic is made from petroleum and natural gas, which are non-renewable resources. Not only does this put a strain on the environment, but it also creates a lot of pollution.
As the public's demand for sustainable packaging grows, more and more brands are searching for eco-friendly alternatives to virgin plastic. Luckily, there are many options available on the market today.
One such option is noissue's eco-friendly poly mailer range. These mailers are made from recycled materials and are 100% recyclable or compostable, so your customers can enjoy and experience your brand’s products guilt-free!
🌱 The benefits of using eco-friendly recycled and compostable mailers
If you already have a shipping system in place, you might be hesitant to switch to different packaging material. However, using eco-friendly recycled and compostable mailers has many benefits worth considering. Here are the most prominent:
1. They're affordable solutions for small businesses
One of the main concerns for small businesses regarding sustainable packaging is cost. Early adopters of sustainable packaging often found that the prices for these products were higher than their traditional counterparts.
However, this is no longer the case. With the increasing demand for sustainable packaging, prices have come down significantly. In fact, some sustainable packaging options are now more affordable than their traditional counterparts.
2. They're as durable as their traditional counterparts
Not only are eco-friendly recycled and compostable mailers more affordable than their traditional counterparts, but they're also just as durable. You won't have to sacrifice durability when switching to sustainable packaging options.
3. They keep previously used materials in circulation
In the case of our recycled poly mailers, they are made from post-industrial 100% recycled LDPE, or low-density polyethylene. That means the material has already been used before and would otherwise end up in a landfill.
Using recycled materials can give these materials a second life and keep them in circulation for longer. Plus, they are recyclable, so once your customer is finished with them, they can continue the cycle by recycling them.
Examples of eco-friendly and virgin plastic-free packaging
We like to think that we offer some of the best eco-friendly and virgin plastic-free packaging on the market. But don't just take our word for it; here are some examples of our sustainable packaging products:
1. Compostable shipping mailers
Our compostable shipping mailers are the way to go for the ultimate commitment to sustainable packaging. These mailers are made from cornstarch and other plant-based materials. They're 100% compostable, meaning microorganisms can break them down into nutrient-rich soil.
The process takes about 180 days, which is exponentially shorter than the time it takes for traditional plastics to degrade. Plus, they don't release any harmful toxins into the soil as they break down. Like most of our mailers, these bags come with a second adhesive strip. That way, your customers can re-use them before they compost them.
2. Kraft envelope mailers
If you're looking for a more traditional packaging option that is still sustainable, our kraft envelope mailers are a great choice. These mailers are made from 100% recycled paper and are 100% recyclable. They have a natural look and feel that makes them perfect for eco-conscious brands.
They have a natural look and feel that makes them perfect for eco-conscious brands. What's more, you can design them however you want with our free and easy-to-use template system. Add a logo, branding colors, and more to make them your own.
3. Recycled poly mailers and padded mailers
Finally, our recycled poly and padded mailers are an excellent choice for a sustainable packaging option that is both durable and affordable. They are robust and tear-resistant, making them perfect for shipping heavier items. And, because they're made from recycled materials, you can feel good knowing that you're doing your part to reduce waste.
Our recycled padded mailers are also ideal for brands looking for an eco-friendly packaging option offering more protection for their products. They are made from 100% recycled paper and padded with natural filling.
🎁 That’s a Wrap!
As you can see, many sustainable packaging options are available that are just as affordable and durable as their traditional counterparts. So, there's no excuse not to switch to eco-friendly shipping supplies. Your customers and the environment will greatly appreciate your brand’s sustainability efforts!
If you're looking for the perfect eco-friendly and virgin plastic-free shipping solution for your business, look no further than noissue. We have low minimums, so you can start low, then order as much as you need. Plus, our customer service team is always on hand to help with any questions or concerns you may have.
Browse our selection of compostable, recycled, and recyclable mailers to make the thoughtful switch! Build your brand as one that’s future-proof and learn more about why sustainability is on-brand for small businesses.