We have gone a great length to ensure our Business is sustainable in every aspect of our daily operations so we put together a list of the great brands that make Biocasa run!
MAILING SATCHEL & COURIERS - R3 PACK
R3 Pack is our trusted suppliers for mailing satchels and courier bags.
- R3pack's range of compostable bags are made with corn starch, PLA and PBAT. They use non toxic inks and the entire range is certified to comply with the International Standards for home and commercial composting. EN13432 / AS4736 / AS5810
- The paper courier bags are made from recycled and FSC certified paper and when you don’t need anymore, it can be easily home composted or recycled in a council recycling bin.
Cardboard and paper products are a great addition to the backyard compost as it helps with the carbon-nitrogen ratio.
The company is based in New Zealand and supports the Million Metres Streams Project which aims to restore at least one million metres of waterways in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
STICKERS - NO ISSUE
Our Biocasa stickers are supplied by No Issue and are made with:
- FSC Certified Paper
- Acid Free Paper
Our paper stickers are made from cellulose fiber where the active acid pulp is eliminated during processing. The pulp is also lignin- and sulfur-free, meaning that our ink won’t transfer from the stickers and the paper won’t leave behind any of these chemicals when decomposing.
- Soy-based Inks
Soy inks are an eco-friendly alternative to petroleum-based inks, made from soybeans, a renewable resource. While soy inks are slower to dry than many inks, the process produces more vibrant colors as well as having the added benefit of not leaving behind petroleum-based products when decomposing. Finally, soy inks have low levels of VOCs, reducing air pollution during the drying process.
The company was founded in New Zealand and is prod sponsor of the No Issue Eco-Packaging Alliance: For every order they receive, they’ll plant trees in areas of need.
It’s a great way to contribute to global reforestation and show off our eco-friendly packaging!
PACKING TAPE - WOODRUFF
Our branded paper packing tape is made by the amazing team at Woodruff from kraft paper and backed with a water-activated vegetable-based adhesive, making it naturally biodegradable, 100% recyclable, and a sustainable alternative to poly packing tape.
Woodruff is an Australian business based in the Morning Peninsula (Victoria) that manufactures locally and uses other Australian suppliers and products wherever is possible.
COURIER LABELS - THE BETTER PACKAGING & CO
Did you know most Courier labels are made of acrylic and won’t biodegrade? Not ours, made by The Better Packaging & co! They are certified industrially compostable (EN13432) and in the process of being granted the Home Compostability certificate.
As well as being compostable, the adhesive is also carefully formulated to include a high percentage of renewable materials.
The Better Packaging & Co headquarters are in New Zealand, but with a warehouse in Australia too.
CARBON NEUTRAL SHIPPING - SENDLE
Sendle is Australia's first 100% carbon neutral shipping service. That means we get your goods to you while also taking care of the planet.
For every tonne of carbon dioxide Sendle releases into the air while delivering parcels, they cancel it out by investing in genuinely world-changing initiatives that combat climate change, guided by the South Pole team.
CARBON OFFSET - CARBON CLICK
The actions we take (like driving a car) and the things we buy create carbon emissions. On the other side, things like planting trees take carbon out of the atmosphere. Carbon offsets are a measure of the benefits created by carbon-reduction projects. By buying them, you neutralise your emissions.
Carbon Click is currently investing in two projects, the Arawera Forest restoration project (New Zealand) and the Renewable energy Solar water heater program (India).
Carbon Click only fund carbon offset projects which have been certified by Gold Standard, Verra, Plan Vivo, United Nations's UNFCCC Clean Development. These standards provide a methodology framework, independent verification process, and a registry to ensure gas reductions are real, additional, permanent and unique.
Carbon Click is based in New Zealand and offers great programs for individuals too.