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Compostable Mailers

What are they made of?

  • minliving Compostable Mailers are made from a combination of PBAT and modified cornstarch.
  • PBAT is a compostable ingredient which bonds the renewable ingredients together and helps to rapidly compost mailers at home.

How do we compost them?

  • First prepare a home-compost bin with the good ratio of brown materials* and green materials*. (To learn more, visit our How It Works)
  • Secondly, remove any labels or tape on minliving compostable mailers.
  • Then, cut them into strips so that it would compost faster.
  • Next, place it into your compost bins together with your brown materials and eventually add green materials while following the 3:1 ratio.
  • After putting it together, turn your compost bin from time to time to aerate it. Expect it to disintegrate and break down within 120 days.

Why should you use minliving compostable mailers?

  • Finally there is an alternative compostable mailer that allows you and your customers to choose a safer, gentler alternative for mother nature without sacrificing quality and durability. Now you can shop or do business with confidence knowing that your purchases encourage a conscientious way of living.

Where are they being sold now?

  • minliving Compostable Mailers are currently being sold in the US and Canada.

Are these mailers padded?

  • No. We are in the midst of developing a padded version.

Can I customize my minliving compostable mailers?

  • Absolutely! However, it comes with a minimum order quantity. For customized minliving Compostable mailers, you may send us an email on our Contact Us page.

What happens if it ends in landfills/water?

  • minliving Compostable Mailers still break down in landfills but will take 2 years to compost than in an industrial or home composting environment. This is considerably quicker than plastic mailers which take 400 years or more to break down. In water, minliving Compostable Mailers still break down even if it is water resistant but will take a longer time because of the cooler temperature.

Why does it have a scent?

  • minliving Compostable Mailers are made of cornstarch that’s why it is natural that it carries its natural scent. However, rest assured that this scent would NOT transfer to the contents of the mailers. To lighten this scent, simply open up the mailer and leave them out for a day or two.

Compostable vs. Biodegradable

  • While both help the environment in their own ways, they still have a significant difference when it comes to how materials break down. Biodegradable products break down into small micro-plastics that could still contaminate and harm the environment but certified home-compostable products break down completely and can also be safely eaten by microorganisms.

What is the shelf life of minliving Compostable mailers?

  • minliving Compostable mailers are designed to break down within a reasonable time. However, when kept in a cool, dry environment and is out of direct sunlight, our mailers last for 9-12months. If you are planning on purchasing a bulk order, we recommend buying a quantity sufficient for 3-6 months worth of shipments.

What size mailer do I need?

These two general formulas decide the minimum size of mailer that you need.

Silicone Sleeves

What are they made of?

  • minliving Silicone Sleeves are made of premium grade silicone certified by renowned testing and inspection bodies and are 100% non-toxic and phthalate-free.

Are Silicone Sleeves dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe?

  • Yes, every minliving Silicone Sleeve is dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe.

How do we clean them?

  • You can opt to clean minliving Silicone Sleeves with two methods: using the dishwasher or wash by hand. Using the dishwasher, simply place your minliving Silicone Sleeves in the dishwasher and let it clean your sleeves. To wash by hand, wash them using any dishwashing soap and rinse with water.

Do minliving Silicone Sleeves fit in any cups?

  • Currently, minliving Silicone Sleeves fit on 8oz Ball / Kerr regular mouth mason jars.

Does minliving Silicone Sleeves absorb smells?

  • Liquids with strong odor such as coffee or chocolate, may cause a lingering smell but if this happens, simply rinse minliving Silicone Sleeves with hot water after each use and wash it with white vinegar or lemon to stabilize the odor. You may also opt to soak it in baking soda and hot water before running it through the dishwasher.

Why is the volume indicator viewing window of the minliving Silicone Sleeves small?

  • minliving Silicone Sleeves are designed with a small volume indicator window to maintain a large portion of its surface covered up to preserve the temperature inside.

Silicone vs Plastics

  • Silicone comes from a natural source, being derived from silica, an abundant element found in the Earth’s crust. It is free of toxic chemicals and is definitely more ocean-friendly than plastic. It is a type of rubber that can withstand extreme temperatures, that is highly durable, flexible, reusable, and lasts for decades without harming the environment.

Does your Silicone Sleeves have a shelf life?

  • minliving Silicone Sleeves can last a lifetime with proper care. Being made of silicone prevents any life form making it their lunch.