With heavy packaging weighing down our environment in waste, Package Free is here to lift the burden.
Think about all the boxes, all the waste, that infiltrates fashion warehouses all over the globe every day. With inventory consistently coming in new boxes and being shipped out in more new boxes, it seems as if this problem ends in an abyss of cardboard trash. However, Package Free is lifting Mother Earth out of the darkness with their #zerowate movement. They ship all of their items using 100% recyclable post-consumer boxes, packing materials if necessary, and yes even tape. Yet, what makes this company a powerful force is their mission to be the catapult for people to live a low-waste life with their simple everyday products. The recyclable bamboo toothbrushes and metal safety razors – instead of plastic – the organic cosmetic poufs and hairties – instead of bleached – are all simplistic, yet easy transitional items that can propel you into living the eco-friendly lifestyle.
Packaging these items with a sustainable mind and heart is natural for the people at Package Free. They understand the faults of packaging items that are shipped worldwide, especially in the fashion industry. They understand that a lot of the plastic waste ends up in the oceans and in the landfills just laying there. They understand that there is a problem and lucky for our environment, they are doing something about it. At Package Free they stray away from using any plastic, so they stick with compostable items.
The method in their madness is shown below. The boxes they use come from the boxes they receive items in as well as recycled donations. The tape they use is 100% non-reinforced paper tape that is activated by water using a plant-based glue. The packing materials they use if items are fragile are always 100% recyclable post-consumer. Like I said, Package Free has the sustainable packaging method down. Their solution to the paramount heavy packaging crisis in the fashion industry has the leverage to reduce the mounds of waste sent to dumpsters each and every day.
In the fashion industry, the mounds of waste that pile up daily have been problematic to our weakened environment. The solution to this perpetual problem is to reduce, reuse, and recycle in the fashion industry. From simply reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfills by reusing and recycling items, such as boxes and packing materials, the result could lead to one less mound at the landfill. While companies sell sustainable goods that need be shipped to their consumers, Package Free takes it a step further by selling and packaging sustainably. This is just one company that is raising the standard in not only the sustainable fashion movement but the environmental movement as well. Package Free has proven that #zerowaste shipping is in fact possible. So now is the time for other companies, as well as people like you and me, to join in on lifting the burden of heavy packaging one recycled package at a time.
In the gallery above, view some of Package Free’s low-waste goodies that you can purchase from their online store, plus their New York store.