Eco-friendly shipping packaging options for MARKSMITH® and other Soul Built™ products
One thing I despise about manufacturing is the amount of waste created. I try to consider and minimize waste at every step.
Sealing The Packaging
The Marksmith boxes must be sealed, especially for retail. Heat sealed and shrink wrap is a common way to do this. I don't like the additional plastic waste, so was searching for PLA or something biodegradable.
Biolefin is a brand of polylefin shrink film that has adative (Revert) that allow it to break down faster into shorter polymer chains that bacteria and microorganisms can digest.
Here they show how they use the sheets of film and equipment to mass wrap soap, which is similar in size to the MARKSMITH boxes.
Marksmith Refills Packaging
In addition to the packaging and sealing of the MARKSMITH itself, the refill cartridges also need to be shipped inside of something presentable. The cartridges fit well in flat pouches. 2 are actually a perfect fit in those double cigarillo packages that are unfortunately found littered everywhere.
These are the eco-friendly packaging options that I have found for the refill cartridges.
5 Pack Multicolor Refill Pack
This bag is heat-sealable and is made with 2-layer, Biodegradable-film & Kraft paper.
Width x Height:
3.78" x 7 inches
96 x 178 mm
Corrugated cardboard boxes
Poly Padded Bubble Mailers