As a sustainable company, By The Sea Collection is always looking for alternative ways to reduce the use of plastic and other synthetic materials. We have teamed up with Compostmailer, a local company from Sydney that offers an alternative way to post using biodegradable and compostable packaging made from cornstarch which is different than other biodegradable mailers made from plastic material. We want to make sure that we're not creating more carbon footprint and toxins to our environment. Below is a full description of our black mailers.
Compostmailers are eco-friendly and perfect for your mailing needs. You'll be happy knowing that Compostmailers are flexible, strong, waterproof and tear resistant. With its matte surface, you can write, print, and stick your labels to Compostmailers. We also ensure its thickness of 60micron which is thicker than regular mailers of 50 micron. Unlike other cornstarch based mailers that are sometimes transparent, our Compostmailers are matte black keeping the contents of your parcels private.
PLA / Cornstarch
Our mailers are made from 100% biodegradable and compostable material; cornstarch, PLA (synthesised from corn). PLA is a bio-based, biodegradable material made from renewable plant based material (starches from corn husks, rice straw, and wheat straw). PLA is made in America from field corn already grown for many industrial and functional end-uses. Producing PLA uses 65% less energy than conventional plastics. It also generates 68% fewer greenhouse gases and is non-toxic :)
Compostmailers are best kept in a cool, dry place away from sunlight and humidity. Since they're made from plant based material, they're recommended to be used within a 12 month period.
Compostmailers are best added to your food scraps and garden waste. They'll breakdown within 90 days in compost bins. They will also breakdown naturally in any environment within a 12 month period, so you can feel free discarding your Compostmailer bags with your regular rubbish. Keep in mind that they're not made from plastic and should not be added to your recycle bin.
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