WE GIVE A SH*T ABOUT THE PLANET…
To do our part for the environment Harvard.Frost has set out to ensure we make your shipping experience plastic-free!
Our mail bags, individual garment packaging, stickers, and even our shipping labels are ALL plastic-free and made from either compostable, recycled or REUSABLE products!
That’s right, you can reuse our mailbags for returns by simply using the second adhesive strip to reseal the mail bag before posting back to us.
WHAT ARE COMPOSTABLE MAIL BAGS?
Unlike traditional shipping mailers, compostable mail bags are NOT made from plastic. These mailers are made from mostly plant-based materials such as PLA and a certified compostable material called PBAT (some seriously fancy ways of saying corn starch and bonding agents).
When you receive your mailer, you should cut along the line on the flap and re-use it with the second adhesive (glue) strip. These mailers are one of the only ones in the world that have a reusable strip!
Then once the mailer has been used up, the last person to receive it can cut it up and put it in their home-compost bin (note, these can't be placed in the recycling bin).
If you don't have a compost bin, you can go to www.sharewaste.com and find someone who has a compost bin near them. Some councils also provide a green organics waste/compost bin.
Once composted properly, the mailers will start to break down and turn into amazing fertiliser for the garden. This takes about 90-120 days (3-4 months).
If the mailers do end up in landfill, they will thankfully still break down. We would never encourage packaging to go to landfill because it still contributes to wastage, but we know that within a couple of years, the mailers will start to decompose.