Bio-plastics are manufactured differently according to the raw materials used and the desired type of plastic. See the stages our mailers go through.
Production. Everything begins with cornstarch, PLA and PBAT. The corn is produced without genetic modifications and the corn used is not suited for human consumption. These raw materials are processed into plastic in China.
Transportation. As there are, regrettably, no plants in Europe that produce organically based plastics, the mailers are shipped from China to Europe. This is responsible for the most amount of CO2 produced. As the mailers are transported via ship instead of plane though, only 340 kg of CO2 are released per delivery. About the same amount as during a flight from London to Barcelona.
Shipping. To counter wasteful practices, we avoid cost saving measures like ordering in bulk. This way the mailers don’t rot before we use them for your orders. (180 days might sound longer than you think, but nature never stops working ;))
Delivery. You can check out your new vintage goodies as soon as we deliver your order to you. Should some piece not suit you as well as you hoped, you can send it right back to us in the mailer. The mailer has an additional sticky strip so you can repackage your return easily, without using any further plastic.
Biodegradable. If your happy with your order, you can either reuse the mailer for your other postal needs or just chuck it in your organic waste or on your compost heap to rot.