As part of our sustainability efforts, we searched numerous eco-friendly packaging alternatives to reduce our carbon footprint as an ecommerce business. There aren’t many practical solutions for smaller niche companies who want to incorporate sustainable packaging into their processes, but luckily, we found a fantastic company called, NoIssue.
Founded in 2017, NoIssue set out to fill the gap in sustainable eco-friendly packaging with product offerings including compostable poly mailers, customer compostable stickers, tissue paper, and packing tape.
Each of our swimsuits will be shipped in a standard poly mailer from NoIssue which is completely compostable and comes in a cute bold design!
NoIssue’s compostable mailers are made from PBAT, a bio based polymer which is compostable, and PLA which is made up of plant materials such as regular field corn and wheat straw. According to NoIssue, its compostable mailers break down in a home compost within six months, going back to the earth and leaving no harmful residues behind! And the bags are certified by all three industry certifiers -- TUV Austria, BPI and Dincerto -- meeting American, European, International and Australian standards, including certiﬁcations for domestic home compost. For us, this was a great sustainable alternative to the regular poly mailer.
Our custom tissue paper and branded stickers are also from NoIssue. Both the tissue paper and stickers are made from cellulose fiber where the active acid pulp is eliminated during processing. It is also lignin- and sulfur-free, meaning that our ink won’t transfer from the tissue and the paper won’t leave behind any of these chemicals when decomposing. And everything is printed with a soy based ink, an eco-friendly alternative to petroleum-based inks. Soy based ink reduce air pollution and does not leave behind petroleum byproducts when decomposing.
NoIssue’s tissue paper and stickers are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FCS), meaning they're sourced from a forest and supply chain that is managed responsibly and sustainably.
Our custom packaging tape is also FCS certified and uses soy based ink. It’s also printed on paper that is not glossy or wax-coated both of which don’t break down in composts, according to NoIssue.
Best of all, NoIssue plants a tree for every order made through its Eco-Packaging Alliance!