Is the packaging my order is sent in sustainable?
Being kind to environment is important to us, so where possible we use reuse packaging which we or friends and family have received goods in. This means that although your order may not be the most instragramable, it is great for the environment. Where we do not have any suitable packaging to reuse then we will use a home compostable mailer or a cardboard box made from recycled materials.
We are currently using Kraft paper tape on our boxes but hope to go back to vegetable gum paper by the end of the year. Vegetable gum paper tape can be recycled or composted as the vegetable gum is soluble in water.
Fragile items are wrapped in a cardboard ‘bubble wrap’ made locally and upcycled from used cardboard boxes and sealed with our paper tape.
Our stickers are sourced from a company which values sustainability, allowing us to bring beauty to our packages without harming the environment. The stickers are completely acid free and FSC Certified, home compostable and are printed using soy based inks.
We occasionally use packing peanuts that are made from cornstarch and can be reused, composted, or dissolved in water and washed down the drain.
Our courier labels and bags are home compostable from the company Better Packaging.
We ask that you consider the packaging which arrives to you from us and other purchases you make and dispose of it responsibly, whether it be through reusing, recycling or composting.
Is the product packaging sustainable?
We sell most of our products in glass jars or reusable aluminium tins with a paper label or without packaging. Some of our products are also sold in cardboard boxes which can be reused, composted or recycled.
Products sold in glass jars and bottles can be returned to us in store. You can read more about this here.
Are the parcels sent to The Minimal Co. packaged sustainably?
Where possible we purchase our goods and materials from local suppliers so that we can pick them up using our own bags and boxes, meaning no extra packaging is required. For items we can not source locally we work with our vendors to ensure that our packages are sent plastic free. Although this is the ideal there are still times when small pieces of plastic sneak through (mostly plastic bottle lids and plastic packing tape) and in these cases we ensure that this is disposed of to the best of our ability.