We care about the environment & endeavour to provide you with the latest products to hit the market.
HEROPACKS are made from biodegradable materials, mainly corn starch and cassava roots.
Ideally, these should be sent to composting facilities to be properly broken down and composted. If you are in Australia, please CLICK HERE to find a composter near you. You can also ask your local council if they can provide a composting green bin for you.
To compost them at home, it’s best to cut them up and place in your compost bin (as “brown” materials). These will completely break down within 90 days in a compostable environment.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THEY END UP IN LANDFILL?
The best part is that they still break down (with no waste and no methane production) in landfill. It takes about 2 years rather than 90 days. In contrast, traditional plastic shipping mailers take 400 years or more to break down, and release deadly methane gas into the atmosphere.
They are water resistant but if they are placed in water for a long time, they will break down there too. It takes longer to break down in water because of the cooler temperatures.
Yes they are! All elements of our compostable mailers (including the adhesive) are compostable.