Poly mailers are a great option for shipping many products. As they're made of a lightweight material, they don't add much weight to your shipment. They are also strong and can withstand being handled roughly in the mail. However, virgin plastic Poly mailers can't be recycled, so they will most likely end up adding to waste in landfills.
There, they can take more than 1000 years to break down, while leaching toxic chemicals into the ground and water. So, how can you take advantage of the benefits of poly mailers, without harming the environment?
The solution is to use an eco-friendly Poly mailer, like the ones we offer here at noissue. These Poly mailers are made from recycled plastic materials and are 100% recyclable. That means you can recycle them instead of throwing them away, and they will be repurposed again for a different use and live another life. This keeps waste out of landfills, and virgin materials from entering circulation!
Here are some ideas for what products you can ship in an eco-friendly poly mailer.
What can you ship in a poly mailer?
Recycled Poly mailers are strong and lightweight, so they're perfect for a variety of items.
The fashion and apparel industry is one of the leading users of Poly mailers. This type of mailer is perfect for shipping clothes because they're light in weight, flexible and can be sealed shut easily. Plus, you don't have to worry about clothes getting wrinkled in transit.
If you sell clothes online, consider using an eco-friendly poly mailer. Your customers will appreciate that you're using recycled materials, and you'll be doing your part to help the environment.
One tip for shipping is to use a Compostable Garment Bag to pack clothes into before it goes in the mailer. This will help to keep them from moving around too much and can act as a separator if you're shipping multiple items.
2. Jewelry and accessories
Another common use for Poly mailers is shipping jewelry and accessories. These items are often small and delicate, so they must be protected during shipping. Padded Poly mailers provide the perfect solution.
Recycled, padded poly mailers are an excellent option for shipping jewelry and other small items. The padding will help to protect your items during transit, and the self-sealing strip will keep them securely in place.
Other accessories like belts and scarves can also be shipped in eco-mailers. These items are often lightweight and don't take up a lot of space, so they fit perfectly in smaller poly mailers.
3. Skincare and cosmetics
Skincare and cosmetics are other products that are well suited for shipping in Recycled Poly mailers. These items are often small in size and fragile.
If you're sending a liquid product, be sure to use a Padded Poly mailer. This will help to prevent leaks and protect your items in transit. Padded Poly mailers are also a good choice for breakable shipping items, such as makeup palettes and perfumes. The extra padding will help to protect your items if they are dropped or mishandled.
4. Homeware and gifts
If your company sells homeware or gifts, you can ship your products in eco-friendly poly mailers. These mailers are perfect for shipping smaller items, such as mugs, candles, and picture frames.
Poly mailers are also a great option for shipping larger items that are lightweight and flexible, such as small towels or blankets. These items can be rolled up and placed in a poly mailer for cheap, easy shipping.
5. Sealed food or baked goods
Lastly, you can use Poly mailers to ship sealed food or baked goods. The seal on the mailer will keep your food fresh and prevent it from leaking in transit. If you're shipping baked goods, be sure to use a Padded poly mailer. You probably want to avoid having your cookies crumbled or lollies smashed!
A guide to the different types of eco-friendly Poly mailers
Since different products require different levels of protection, there's an eco-friendly Poly mailers to suit businesses across a variety of industries.
1. Recycled Poly mailers
noissue's recycled stock Poly mailer is our most popular type of eco-friendly Poly mailer. Made from 100% recycled LDPE or low-density polyethylene, these mailers are strong and lightweight. They're also tear-resistant and water-resistant.
These eco mailers come in various sizes, so you can find the perfect one for your needs. Thanks to a second adhesive strip, your customers can reuse them multiple times. Just seal the mailer after each use, and it'll be as good as new.
We also offer customization options for our recycled poly mailers, so you don't have to skip out on showing off your beautiful branding. Customers will enjoy receiving a personalized, artistic mailer that represents your brand's values and style – especially when the mailer itself is made from recycled materials!
Your logo or artwork is printed with vivid water-based inks that won't affect recyclability or reusability, so your branding stays bold as mailers are kept in circulation and out of landfills. Proudly share that your packaging is eco-friendly and recyclable on your custom poly mailers for customers to enjoy a guilt-free experience.
2. Recycled, padded Poly mailers
Recycled, padded poly mailers are made for items that need extra protection. These are made from the same recycled LDPE as our regular recycled Poly mailers. However, they have a layer of bubble padding on the inside. This provides an extra cushion for your items and helps to absorb impact in case of dropped shipments.
The Padded mailers are a great choice for delicate or breakable items. You'll find our padded mailer in one rectangular size: 260mm x 385mm (10.2" x 15.2").
3. Recycled stock Poly mailers
A more traditional-looking stock recycled Poly mailer provides a plain and cost effective option. These are made from up to 30% post-consumer recycled plastic and are lined with recycled LDPE. They also have a self-sealing strip on the flap for easy closure.
With a plain cool gray exterior, these stock poly mailers give your shipments a professional look while being competitive on price. You can add your company logo or other graphics to the outside of the mailer for a truly unique look.
How to find the right-sized Poly mailer
There are a variety of poly mailer sizes to choose from, so the size of the poly mailer you need will depend on the items you're shipping. Take a look at the list below as a guideline.
What size Poly mailers for clothes?
When shipping clothes, you'll most likely need the largest size Poly mailer, which is 370mm x 480mm (14.5" x 18.8"). This size is large enough to fit several clothing items, such as shirts, pants, and dresses. We also offer a smaller size, 300mm x 420mm (11.8" x 16.5"), for lighter items or fewer pieces of clothing.
What size Poly mailers for shirts?
Similar to clothes, shirts often take up less space than other items of clothing like jeans. As such, you may be able to get away with using our stock poly mailers, size 254mm x 330mm (10" x 13").
What size poly mailers for jewelry?
You'll need a smaller poly mailer for jewelry and other small items. Our smallest size, which is 159mm x 229mm (6.25" x 9"), will be just the right size for your needs. This size is large enough to fit several pieces of jewelry and other small items like keychains and earrings.
What size poly mailers for skincare and cosmetics?
Skincare and cosmetics are often small and lightweight, so you won't need a large poly mailer. However, you might need additional space for things like cotton pads and makeup brushes.
In this case, our medium size of 260mm x 385mm (10.2" x 15") will be just the right size for these items. This size can also accommodate larger items, such as makeup palettes and perfumes.
Get started with eco-friendly Poly Mailers today
As the business world moves towards less impactful practices, it's vital to consider the environmental impact of your packaging. With that in mind, we firmly believe that poly mailers are a great option for shipping many different types of products.
If you're looking for an eco-friendly solution for your business, be sure to check out noissue's range of recyclable poly mailers. We offer a variety of sizes to choose from or customize, so you can find the perfect fit for your needs!