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How to Compost Your Ecomailers

How to Compost Your Ecomailers

STEP ONE

Cut up the mailer

Cut off the adhesive strip at the top and throw it in the bin. Then chop up the rest of the mailer into small pieces to prepare for compost.

STEP TWO

Put it in your compost

Put the chopped up bits into your compost. Make sure you have the correct ratio of 1:3 greens to browns, for the best results with your compost.

STEP THREE

Watch the magic happen

You're job's done! The mailer should be completely broken down within 6 months!

STEP ONE

Cut up the mailer

Cut off the adhesive strip at the top and throw it in the bin. Then chop up the rest of the mailer into small pieces to prepare for compost.

STEP TWO

Put it in your compost

Put the chopped up bits into your compost. Make sure you have the correct ratio of 1:3 greens to browns, for the best results with your compost.

STEP THREE

Watch the magic happen

You're job's done! The mailer should be completely broken down within 6 months!


INDUSTRIAL COMPOSTING

INDUSTRIAL COMPOSTING

Don't have your own compost? No worries.

Don't have your own compost? No worries.

Find a commercial compost near you here, or you can chuck it in your green bin!
Just make sure your council allows home compostable items to be included as it's done on a council-by-council basis, for now.

Find a commercial compost near you here, or you can chuck it in your green bin! Just make sure your council allows home compostable items to be included as it's done on a council-by-council basis, for now.

FAQs

How long will it take to break down?

These Ecomailers are certified to break down within 180 days in home compost, and 90 days in commercial compost.

What are they made of?

They are made from a combination of cornstarch, PLA (vegetable-based plastic material) and PBAT (composting co-polymer).

Are they more durable than plastic?

These Ecomailers are just as waterproof, flexible, and stretchy as a conventional plastic mailer, meaning they're not prone to breakage and packing is made easy.

What happens if they end up in landfill?

Even in landfill, Ecomailers are a better solution than plastic mailers. Because they're made from fully compostable polymer, they'll decompose without leaving behind any toxic residues or microplastics. They also decompose in 2 - 3 years, as opposed to the 300+ it takes a traditional plastic mailer.

However, similar to food scraps or any other organic waste that goes into landfill, compostable mailers will break down releasing methane if they're put in the landfill. So if you want to dispose of them properly and help the environment, put them in the compost.