As an eco friendly company, packaging is important to us. We don't want to add to landfill and the plastic problem. All our packaging is reused and recyclable.
You'll find that our packaging changes from order to order. That's because we reuse everything that we possibly can!
Styrofoam peanuts - we have a supplier that sends our orders packed in these, so we reuse them. They're biodegradable, corn starch based peanuts, and they're reusable.
Boxes - the boxes that we use are usually being repurposed - we collect boxes from everywhere and reuse all the ones that are sent to us. Occasionally, at extra busy times of the year, we buy boxes and they're all recyclable and reusable of course.
Newspaper - we collect newspapers and reuse these to protect your orders.
Bubble wrap - the bubble wrap that we use is repurposed and recycled from suppliers or from our team's personal online shopping (we love to reuse!). The same applies to the air pillow type packaging.
Satchels - our prepaid Auspost satchels are made from polypropylene, which is fully recyclable (even in most council bins these days).
A note on nappy samples - we send nappy samples in compostable satchels, because try as we might, we haven't been able to come up with another way of sending them that's hygienic, won't get damaged on the way, and won't disintegrate if your postie leaves the parcel in the rain. (Paper bags = disaster!) We would love any other suggestions if you have them!
We do our very best to ensure that we're not contributing extra packaging to the environment by repurposing everything we possibly can, and by choosing recyclable (and recycled!) packaging where we do have to buy it.
Unfortunately, parcels get thrown around in the backs of delivery vans, and we figure that it's better to treat them carefully at the start. We don't want to contribute to the environmental disaster by having products that are unusable because they're damaged on the way.
At the same time, we try to balance our packaging with getting your parcels to you quickly and safely :)
If you have any questions or suggestions on packaging, do get in touch. Or perhaps you live nearby and have a pile of boxes and newspaper that you'd like to drop in that we can reuse? We'd be very grateful!