Packaging charms the eco-friendly way

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Did ya’ll know that a plastic bag takes up to 1000 years to decompose? And even a measly plastic straw can take up to 200 years? I don’t want my kids to live in a dumpster world like Wall-E, so I did some digging on more biodegradable options for packaging my babies. Here’s what I found, and I hope it helps!

Method 1. PLA Clear Bags

Image from Clear Bags

Image from Clear Bags

PLA film , or polylactic acid film, is a plastic-like film which is biodegradable and derived from corn starch, tapioca, or sugar cane. It’s a great earth-friendly alternative to plastic that doesn’t sacrifice clarity or quality.

Vendors who offer PLA bags:

Method 2. Glassine Envelopes

Image from Bedwyn Stamps

Image from Bedwyn Stamps

Glassine is a unique translucent paper that is smooth and frosted. It’s acid free, food safe, and 100% recyclable and biodegradable.

Vendors who offer glassine envelopes:

Method 3. Kraft bags

Image from American Retail Supply

Image from American Retail Supply

Kraft paper features an earthy brown color, is biodegradable, and is often recycled.

Vendors who offer Kraft bags:

Method 4. Paper Envelopes

Image from Global Sources

Image from Global Sources

You can also order custom-printed envelopes for that extra branding punch. As paper, it’s biodegradable and recyclable, so you’re still saving plastic.

Printers who offer custom envelopes:

 

Hope this proves helpful to you! Every little bit to help our planet really makes a big difference. Let me know if I’ve missed other options or vendors, as I’d love to add them to the list.


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