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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.




What are the upgraded features of the latest Compostable Mailers?


  • Added a perforation line - easy and convenient opening without using scissors
  • Reorganized the design layout on the back - the important information about composting can be read easily even when the mailer has been folded over to reuse.
  • Enhanced the strength of the adhesive strips - making it tamper-proof





 

Resealable Bags

Can I use minliving Resealable Bag as shipping mailers?


  • As the resealable bags are translucent, we do not recommend using it as shipping mailers.
  • We recommend using it as an extra protection for your clothing and accessories before placing them into a minliving Compostable Mailer Bag when shipping.




How many times can a minliving Resealable Bag be reused?


  • You can the minliving resealable bag as many times as you wish. However, as all compostable packaging supplies are not made to last forever, the bag will gradually lose its strength and this is when it should be composted and return to mother nature.




How to reuse minliving Resealable Bags?


  • Sotrage bags for masks / arts and crafts
  • Garbage bin liners
  • Pick up after your pet





 

Biodegradable Tape

Can I get custom print Biodegradable Tape from minliving?


  • Yes. However, it comes with a minimum order quantity. To customize you may send us an email on our Contact Us page.




Are minliving [Clear] Biodegradable Tapes eco-friendly?


  • Absolutely, our 100% Authentically Biodegradable packaging tape even comes packed in biodegradable packaging. minliving Biodegradable tape is made from plant derived cellulose film with Natural rubber adhesive and can achieve 85% biodegradability in 180 days.




Do your Biodegradable Tapes have a shelf life?


  • Yes. We recommend using the biodegradable tapes within two years. Please keep them in a cool area and prevent direct exposure under sunlight.