Our Packaging

Having sustainable packaging is a small way for us to reduce our impact on the environment. Sustainable packaging comes with complications and an increased cost, but it shouldn't. We understand the reasons for this but it was never a question for us, we had to have sustainable packaging right across the business.

The goal for us was simple. We wanted sustainable packaging which didn't rely on virgin materials but the packaging must align with the high standards of our customers. For this reason, we couldn't risk buying the first eco mailer or recycled box that we came across. Instead, we did a deep dive into the world of sustainable packaging. Let me tell you, it is complex.

As a small business with low volumes, our buying power is minimal so our options are much more limited than larger organisations (which makes it even more bizarre when they don't use sustainable packaging). Nevertheless, we were able to source all the right components to make up the packaging for the first stage of our website.

  • Boxes

    Our boxes use up to 90% of recycled content and are 100% recyclable. They are also heavy duty to reduce damages and the requirement for more unnecessary packaging. This is a staple for your recycling bin for sure.

  • Tape

    Our water activated packaging tape is 100% recyclable. We chose water activated paper tape, as opposed to self-adhesive tape, because you
    can put our tape into your recycling bin. You can’t do this with traditional
    adhesive tapes because of the PVC fibres.

  • Leaflets

    Our leaflets and information cards are made from recycled materials, are chlorine free and are 100% recyclable. What more could a gal want from a leaflet?

  • Protective Packaging

    Our loose fill chips are made from maize-bases starch and are 100% biodegradable because. Run them under the tap and see what happens, it is like magic! Our honeycomb wrap is 100% recyclable.

  • Envelopes

    The cardboard mailer envelopes we use are made from 100% recycled and recyclable material, meaning you can recycle these over and over. Your recycling bin would love to see one of these.

  • Get Rid Mailer Bag

    Our Get Rid mailer bags are made from 100% recycled LDPE (low density polyethylene) and can be recycled again. Should you need to dispose of your mailer bag, you can put it into your recycle bin at home.

  • Tissue Paper

    Our tissue paper is made from 100% recycled materials and, of course, can be recycled again. It is also pH neutral so there are no nasty chemicals that can disrupt the recycling process. Get it in your recycling bin!

  • Mailer Bags

    We use kraft paper mailer bags made from recycled materials. They can be fully recycled or composted. Which one will you choose?

  • Stickers

    Our Sunshine Thrift stickers are made from recycled materials and can be recycled in full. They are biodegradable and even vegan thanks to the specialist adhesive backing.