Why We Only Use Sustainable Packaging at Gifts Australia
The role of eco-packaging in 2020
Sustainable packaging is becoming a higher priority for both brands and consumers, more now than ever before. The generation of millennials have learned about the impact of plastic in the ocean, landfill growth and environmental disasters since they were little and are now leaders in becoming more environmentally responsible.
Many of us were brought up with the phrase ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ in our vocabulary and it is essential in our everyday lives and business practices to reflect these same values.
What exactly is sustainable packaging?
It reduces the ecological footprint of all the stages in the product’s life cycle. It helps both the producer and the consumer to reduce their environmental impact. The term ‘eco-friendly packaging’ is more than just a buzzword.
Nowadays, implementing eco packaging in every brand’s operation is a necessity. There have been many breakthroughs in plant-based packaging and biodegradable plastic packaging which means it is easier for everyone to reduce their carbon footprint.
Sustainable packaging is packaging that, over time, reduces its environmental imprint. This can be achieved by using recycled material and also by designing the packaging with another purpose.
So why does Gifts Australia only use sustainable and biodegradable packaging?
First and foremost, because it is good for the environment. We all want to leave a legacy but no long-lasting footprint on the the natural world. Secondly, because we know that our customers share our values and hope to decrease their impact.
Here at Gifts Australia we offer you sustainable packaging and gift-wrapping options with reusability in mind. Surprise the next birthday celebrant in your family with reused gift wrapping from a parcel you ordered from us for yourself. And so, the cycle begins…
By using cardboard package options, we not only decrease our carbon footprint, we also lower shipping costs. It’s a win-win situation.
What materials does Gifts Australia use exactly?
Our gift bags and bubble wrap have an additive in them called D2W. The biodegradable D2W technology accelerates the natural process of oxidation until the product is no longer a plastic. It is a material that can, for example, be used as a food source by bacteria or fungi on land or sea.
Best of all, if it escapes collection and still ends up as litter in the environment, it will degrade and biodegrade. Significantly in a continuous, irreversible and unstoppable process until there is nothing left. In the same way as nature’s waste—as a result leaving no toxic residues and no microplastics.
Biodegradable plastic looks and feels like ordinary plastic in terms of strength, aesthetics, flexibility and optical properties. Only 1% of D2W can make the difference and will create no extra cost. It complies with international standards, it is recyclable and suitable for food contact.
What difference does it make?
Packaging makes up over 23% of waste that makes it to the landfill each year. By doing our best as a brand to incorporate more sustainable practices and packaging we will have a lasting positive impact.
We offer standard and premium gift wrapping for your orders plus a range of gift cards to add to a present of your choice. All orders are delivered in biodegradable packaging to your doorstep. Find out more about our packaging options here.
Impress someone special while looking out for Mother Nature
No matter who it is you want to surprise, spoil or impress, here at Gifts Australia it is our mission to help you leave a lasting impression without leaving a lasting footprint on our environment.
This begins with the packaging. Browse our gift sections now and you will definitely find what you are looking for. Shop for yourself, the hubby, mum, sister, boss—we have gift ideas for everyone and every occasion.