Packaging & sustainability

 

Over the past year we have made a concerned effort to minimise our impact on the planet through our packaging. As an online store who ships physical goods all over the world we feel that we have a responsibility to do so in the most sustainable way. Whilst we are not perfect we have made the following changes to our packaging.

The packaging that we use currently use consists of the following -

Cardboard boxes

Manufactured from single wall rigid flute corrugated board. The postal boxes I use are 100% recyclable. On average the are made from a minimum of 75% recycled fibres.

Eco Packing Peanuts

Made from 100% genetically modified free starch, and are 100% biodegradable and fully compostable, and manufactured from annually renewable sources.

Corrugated cardboard

The corrugated cardboard we use instead of bubble wrap is made up of 90gsm backing paper and ‘c’ shaped fluting paper weighing 90gsm.It is manufactured from 100% recycled paper and can be recycled after use.

Paper tape

This self-adhesive paper tape is made from 57gsm Kraft paper with a natural rubber adhesive it is 100% recyclable, so there is no need to separate from the box (normal parcel tape you do need to remove).

Green jiffy bags

These eco - friendly jiffy bags are made from 90 gsm Kraft outer with a 100% recycled paper fibre lining. They are 100% recyclable.

 

Any plastic packaging that comes in orders sent to us by our suppliers is kept and reused in our own packaging so you can rest assured that any plastic in your packaging has been reused. We urge you to do the same with any packaging that you receive from us.

As a business we recycle and compost as much of our own materials as we can.

We are constantly looking for ways to make our impact on the environment as minimal as possible. If you have any questions about our sustainability then please drop us an email at thestore@ohwondercalligraphy.com