With only 9% of the 8.3 billion tons of plastic produced to date being recycled, we have made it imperative that producing harmful plastics is something we won't get involved with. 73% of worldwide beach litter is plastic, 165 million tons has ended up in our oceans & 2 million plastic bags are used around the world EVERY MINUTE - it's madness and it's sickening and it's not something we wish to be a part of. Simple.
That's why we have invested in making sure our packaging is not going to be floating up on beaches in 20 years time. As with most online business, packaging is extremely important to ensure your new products arrive with you safely. The majority of our products are packed and stored individually in clear bags. For shipping they are then packed into our Bleubird mailing bags. Both these bags look like plastic, feel like plastic, serve the same purpose as traditional plastic, but ours are biodegradable - they won't be around for centuries. They will start to decompose naturally after year of manufacturing and if disposed of in industrial composting, they will disintegrate back into the earth after just few months, leaving no trace.
Our bags are made from cornstarch. It's biodegradable, carbon-neutral and also edible (although we don't recommend it as a snack!) We recommend disposing of our bags in your compost bin at home - yes, put it in there! By sending it off with your food waste, your local council facilities will be able to break it down much quicker than normal landfill.
There are some occasions when we need to send out orders or products in different packaging. If this is the case we used recyclable plastic bags which need to be disposed of in recycling bins. Otherwise we will use cardboard boxes which have been sourced ethically and are either recycled, recyclable or both.
Plastic and recycling technology is changing rapidly and we are constantly reviewing how we can use the most eco friendly, carbon neutral and sustainable packaging possible.