Sustainabilty

Since WTR's inception, playing a part in keeping the forests green and airways clean has been our #1 goal. The brand is our creative outlet, it certainly isn't necessary if we cant do our bit to reduce our impact as much as possible and educate others while we are at it. We are inspired by those around us and the likes of Patagonia and 1% for the planet foundations.

We are always pushing the boundaries with our suppliers and manufacturing partners to ensure we are using the most earth-friendly materials and finishes available to us. From the recycled cardboard in our thank you cards and the biodegradable postage bags to the inks and fabrics used across the lifestyle and technical ranges, we are continuing to do our best in this area and hope to set a new standard in our industry with these steps.

We have teamed up with No issue Co. (Check them out) to offer 100% bio-degradable post bags, made from sustainable plants and non-toxic, compostable resin - if you are an E-Com business we suggest you also make the switch to biodegradable packaging!

WHAT EXACTLY ARE THE MAILERS MADE FROM?

Compostable Mailers are made from home-compostable materials, mainly corn starch and PBAT (a compostable ingredient which bonds the renewable ingredients together). 

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. If not composted the Mailers 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.