Skyrora have invested a huge amount of time and resources into ensuring that the packaging we provide is as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible. It is our mission to be as ‘green’ as possible and we will always ensure that this is shown through everything we do at Skyrora. We believe our current packaging set-up is the most sustainable we can achieve right now. Skyrora have conducted many hours of research into the products we use, and we are confident in the choices we have made.
Detailed below is the individual ways in which the various components of our merchandise packaging are sustainable; from the cardboard boxes in which you will receive your order, to the string that ties the clothing tag to the merchandise products. We are constantly looking for ways in which we can improve, and we will be updating these pages to keep you up-to-date with our progress. If you have any questions or feedback regarding our eco-friendly packaging, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I recycle Skyrora packaging?
Our packaging is 100% recyclable, you can just pop it in with your usual recycling.
1. Padded Envelopes
The high-quality durable Kraft line padded envelope filled with cushioning paper fibres to provide protection is manufactured from strong 90gsm Kraft paper with 100% recycled paper fibre lining. These padded envelopes are made from 75% recycled material and are 100% recyclable.
2. Flat Brown Postal Boxes
This recyclable alternative to plastic mailing bags is made from high quality single wall corrugated board with a Kraft finish. Corrugated cardboard has the highest recycling rates of any packaging in the UK.
On average, 76% of the flat brown postal boxes are made from recycled fibres and the ‘recycling loop’ is so efficient that used boxes can be recycled, re-made, and reused in just two weeks.
3. Easifold Brown Fast Assembly Postal Box
The fast assembly postal box is manufactured from single wall rigid corrugated board, therefore is 100% recyclable. On average, these boxes are made from a minimum of 75% recycled fibres.
4. Double Wall Cardboard Box
The double wall cardboard box is manufactured from double wall rigid corrugated board. Corrugated cardboard has the highest recycling rates of any packaging in the UK, therefore this box is 100% recyclable.
On average, 75% of the double wall cardboard boxes are made from recycled fibres and the ‘recycling loop’ is so efficient that used boxes can be recycled, re-made, and reused in just two weeks.
1. Jute Twine
The string which we use to tie the clothing tags to various merchandise products is an eco-friendly natural jute twine that offers as an environmentally conscious alternative to other synthetic fibres used in string and rope such as polypropylene twine.
Unlike synthetic materials which will eventually end up as micro-plastics in the environment, jute is 100% natural and biodegradable. The jute twine is compostable, made from 100% recycled non-bleached Kraft paper, and printed with soy ink. In addition, with each purchase made of the jute twine, a tree is planted.
2. Clothing Tags & Pin Badge Display Cards
The clothing tags attached to Skyrora t-shirts and hoodies as well as the pin badge display cards are made from leftover fabrics used to make t-shirts. The tree-free paper is made from 100% recycled t-shirt offcuts, which is material that would normally be put into landfill.
The cotton paper stock is made from the offcuts of white t-shirts from US manufacturers. Natually bright white, they are acid-free and (naturally) 100% recycled. The cotton clothing tags and pin badge display cards can be placed into any everyday paper recycling bin.
3. Personalised Message Cards
Skyrora’s personalised message cards are made from 100% recycled card stock. The personalised message cards can also be recycled, with 70% of this becoming post-consumer recycled content with the remaining pulp being Forest Stewardship Council (FCS) certified.
The ink used to produce these personalised message cards is also made from vegetable oils, which assists in the elimination of greenhouse gases.
4. Tissue Paper
Skyrora’s PH neutral tissue paper is made from 99% recycled pulp fibres, with approximately 35% of the electricity used to make this product produced from renewable sources.
The tissue paper is vegan, which means that no animal products were used in the manufacturing of this item. This item can be fully recycled in the UK.
5. Branded Stickers
Skyrora’s environmentally friendly personalised stickers are made from 100% recycled waste-paper and can be recycled. The paper used to make these stickers is bleached (without chlorine) and is therefore fully biodegradable.
Skyrora’s personalised stickers are vegan, which means that no animal products were used in the manufacturing of the packaging. All printer inks used in the production of these stickers is vegan and certified for compostability.
6. Kraft Tape
Skyrora’s UK-made natural Kraft tape is made with recycled materials and created to be completely biodegradable, offering an environmentally friendly alternative to parcel tape.
7. Address Labels
Skyrora’s matte white self-adhesive address labels are biodegradable and eco-friendly as well as 100% recyclable. The address labels are not manufactured from trees (wood-free), and are made using Cane Fibre and without silicone.
8. Skyrora’s Stamp
Skyrora’s personalised stamp is made from quality materials, providing the equipment with a longer lifetime. The stamp comes with a soy-based ink pad; soy inks are a renewable resource and leave no petroleum behind, which means it can be used on compostable materials.
Being reusable, the personalised stamp is better for the environment as replacement for the stamp is not often required, simply the ink pad. The reusable stamp reduces how much waste is sent to landfill.