Our cartons are manufactured with a large proportion of recycled fibers. A study by the Technical University of Darmstadt has also shown that the fiber life cycle is almost unlimited. This means that a carton that can be recycled becomes a carton again and again....
Since the end of 2022, we have also been using film shipping bags for textiles for the first time. We make sure that these are made of 100% recycled material.
The filling material:
For years, we have been using newsprint as the filler material for our packages. This may not look so nice, but it is ideal recycling and on top of that sometimes even informative ;-). However, increasing package quantities require the purchase of additional filling material. That's why we have been using filling material made of 100% recycled paper in addition to our newsprint for some time now, in order to prepare our products well for shipping.
From time to time you will also find plastic air cushions in our packages, so nothing sustainable after all?
Some of our suppliers still use plastic air cushions. We recycle these air cushions by reusing them and thus counteract the waste of plastic by a second use cycle. The most important thing, however, is to use shipping boxes that are as large as possible so that we don't have to fill up unnecessary volume with filling material in the first place. On the one hand, this saves filling material, but on the other hand it also saves space in the truck, the delivery van etc. We are also working on this as far as we can by using new carton sizes. All of the air pillows in our packaging are 100% recycled. We no longer purchase air pillows since 2019.
It is made of paper with a natural rubber adhesive instead of PP since 2020.
The shipping label:
We welcome the EU regulation that bans the use of BPA in thermal papers since 2020. Our shipping labels are therefore naturally BPA-free and recyclable.
The invoice and the return form:
These in our eyes very sensible companions of the goods are printed on 100% recycled paper and thus save valuable resources compared to virgin fiber papers.