It's been a rather painful process sourcing packing materials for our bathroom sinks... generally plastic based, we wanted to ensure that absolutely every element of our business was as green as is possible. Our office is paper-less, our workshop is green-powered and we recycle relentlessly, but... we needed to protect our washroom creations during shipment...
We started with the padding for our basins and worked our way out, without getting too preachy we ended up with...
- Polycell Padding - a biodegradable eco bubble
- Recycled Kraft Paper & Hemp Twine
- Seeded Paper Swing Tags
- Recycled Paper Shipping Labels
- Invoice & care instructions printed on Recycled Paper
- Even the sticky tape used is from recycled plastic bottles
We do occasionally use a bubble wrap to void fill around our washroom sinks, this is a specially sourced variant that is created using recycled plastic... which we in turn, encourage to be re-used or recycled again.
We are also careful to source products as locally as possible... depending on the product, it can be self defeating to buy eco-friendly materials from international suppliers. The energy and waste involved in shipment sometimes negating the environmental benefits.
Onsen Design, Sydney
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