Enviro TALK. "You're a G-Damn Hero" - Hero Packaging
We have joined forces with Hero Packaging to send your products in 100% compostable mailers! Made from Cassava roots, cornstarch, these babies are completely plant-based. They break down in 90 days in a compostable environment and leave zero chemical residue. Love that we are helping the Earth in any little way we can! 🌱
About Hero Packaging.
We are Anaita and Vik, a superhuman team of elite composters. Well, part of that is true. In real speak, we are a husband and wife duo who are committed to removing plastic from packaging and shipping in Australia. We knew there had to be another way to package items without plastic, so we looked for an Australian eco-friendly shipping solution. And we looked. And we looked. And we looked. And we came up empty-handed.
So, we began our mission to create shipping mailers that fulfilled our requirements. We worked hard to find supply chain partners who not only use completely renewable materials, but also have environmentally ethical practices and processes.
We have learnt along the way that recycling is not enough. 90% of plastics and food scraps end up in landfill, and in that environment, they turn into methane which is a deadly enemy of our Planet. So, we decided to specialise in mailers that were 100% home compostable, but also made from such materials that if they ended up in landfill, they would still break down with no waste.
How do we compost them?
To compost them at home, it’s best to remove any labels, cut them up and place in your compost bin as “brown” materials. These will completely break down within 90-120 days in a home-compostable environment - sometimes even sooner!
These can also be sent to composting facilities to be properly broken down and composted. If you are in Australia, please CLICK HERE to find a composter near you. You can also ask your local council if they can provide a composting green bin for you. Another great option is to visit www.sharewaste.com to find a local home-composting enthusiast near you!
What happens if they end up in landfill?
The best part is that they still break down in landfill. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the landfill process, this will still add to methane production. That's why it's important to help your customers compost our products to take full advantage of the environmental benefits. Our products take about 2 years rather than 90 days to break down in landfill. In contrast, traditional plastic shipping mailers take 400 years or more to break down, and still release deadly methane gas into the atmosphere.
What happens in water?
They are water resistant but if they are placed in water for a long time, they will break down there too. It takes much longer to break down in water because of the cooler temperatures.
What’s the difference between compostable and biodegradable?
In short, a biodegradable product simply breaks down into smaller micro-plastics which still contaminate the environment. Certified home-compostable products break down as if they were never there and can also be safely eaten by worms. Therefore, a compostable product is always more preferable over a biodegradable product.
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