Compostable Poly Mailers

Lightweight, flexible mailer, compostable at home or in industrial facilities.
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Compostable mailers have all the lightweight shipping benefits of traditional poly mailers, but with proper disposal, they break down into natural components that aid in healthy soil. 

These mailers can be made from renewable or nonrenewable materials. They can be composted in a home compost bin or in industrial composting facilities, depending on local availability.

Mailers come with one adhesive strip, but a second one can be added for easy returns.

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Frequently asked questions

PLA/PBAT mailers have a shelf life of 9-18 months, depending on moisture and temperature. For the longest shelf life, store them in a dry, cool environment.

The PLA/PBAT mailers are certified home compostable and industrial compostable.

In the optimal conditions of industrial composting facilities, compostable plastic breaks down within 90 days, leaving behind only CO2 and water. An ideal mix of moisture, oxygen circulation, and temperature accelerate the material breakdown.

In a home composting bin, it takes come practice to mimic this ideal mixture. Break down can take up to a year for compostable plastics.

Access to industrial composting is limited, but as compostable plastic becomes more common, we hope to see more options — both home and industrial — for composting. For now, there are a few ways to ensure your compostable plastic ends up in the best place:

  • Provide resources for easy home composting.
  • Offer resources to mail-in or in-person dropoffs.
  • Encourage reuse — if your customer can extend the life of your packaging, they’re sparing new resources. Consider adding a second adhesive strips for a return strip, or encourage your customers to reuse the mailers for other uses.