I'm SWOP and I'm a super Sustainable Way of Posting because I can be reused many times for delivering parcels. I'm also made from totally natural, renewable materials - FSC paper, organic cotton, soy-based inks and a plant-derived coating.
I come in two versions; one with a velcro strip and one without. Our testing has shown the velcro isn't required to seal these bags (folding and sealing with a label is sufficient), however if you are sending particularly heavy or precious items, you may want the added security provided by the velcro strip.
SWOPs are particularly suited to the following;
Internal intra-company deliveries
Rental or subscription service models
Brands with a high rate of online returns
Brands with an offline presence wanting to increase foot traffic (when customer returns packaging in store) and in store purchasing
Or, you may just want to offer this more sustainable option at checkout and reward customers when they send the SWOP back to you with e.g, a discount off their next purchase.
DESIGN PATENT PENDING
SIZE: base is 10 x 4" / height is 14" but only 12.5" after folding
* Note, we do extensive QA testing with our own labels and others, but can't guarantee that ALL labels will to stick to these bags
Our comPOST Range is made from totally biodegradable and compostable materials; corn starch, PLA (synthesised from corn) and PBAT (Polybutyrate Adipate Terephthalate). PLA (Polylactide) is a bio-based, biodegradable material made from renewable plant material (starches such as corn husks, rice straw and wheat straw).
While the materials used to form our comPOST Range are biodegradable and compostable, they are not however 100% renewable as the PBAT component is derived from petroleum-based materials. We are limited at the moment by the availability of suitable, sustainable raw materials that deliver the barrier and performance properties we need but are always testing resins made from an even greater amount of plant-based material – exciting times! This combination of materials is non-toxic and contains no Phthalate or Bisphenol A (BPA). The inputs to our products are certified free of GMO material
CLOSE TO ZERO WASTE . SOME RENEWABLE ENERGY
We have worked super-hard with our production facilities to ensure that our comPOST Packs, comPOSTubble Bags and comPOLY Bags are made in a zero waste process. For our comPOSTlabels and comPOSTape, it's a bit trickier, but we're getting closer all the time.
CERTIFIED HOME &/OR INDUSTRIALLY COMPOSTABLE
Products in this range are fully biodegradable and will be broken down naturally by microbes in a composting environment. They will NOT create micro plastics.
Products carrying a Home Compostable certification will break down within 180 days in a home compost. If you don't have a home compost, you might want to think about starting one, it's a great way to keep food scraps out of landfill and return nutrients to the soil. Composting not your bag? We also have a network of Collection points where you can drop off your used packaging instead.
Products carrying the Seedling Compostable logo require the more intense conditions of a Commercial composting facility to break down.
Our compostable packaging journey began when we developed our now infamous, black, ‘Real Dirt Bags’ (biodegradable courier satchels) –a truly re-evolutionary product. This range has since expanded to include labels, tape, poly bags and more!