Steps To Be More Eco Conscious
Updated: Mar 28
Taking the time to make some small adjustments can help to make the planet a better place.
Rethinking how I package and print my products has been on my mind for awhile. I had tested out some biodegradable packaging a couple years back, but unfortunately the quality at the time was insufficient. The slips would break open and the product would get ruined (especially when doing outdoor festivals). But, I am very pleased to learn that there is a new and improved eco slip available and I will be moving forward with packaging my prints and greeting cards this way. Below is some information about the different packaging and paper choices that I am converting to. There are also links to the products should you want to take a greener approach in your own business. Clear Sealed Packaging Slips for Cards and Prints Made from plants and compostable. I also label the package with a 'compostable' sticker so that customers know how to dispose of the packaging properly. They are printed on white FSC Paper, compostable and recyclable adhesive. I order these from the US, but unfortunately the customs and duties are quite high, so if anyone has any good leads on a company making bulk quantities of these in Canada, I would love to know. Greeting Card Envelopes Kraft Brown Bag Envelopes made from 100% recycled material (at least 20% PCW) Paper for Greeting Cards is 100% recycled material Here are the links to the items listed above:
* Note: as I transition over to more eco alternatives, some of my product will still be packaged in the regular slips due to stock that I already have in hand. Items packaged in the compostable slips will be marked with a 'compostable' sticker.