Here at SWTE, we are taking the steps to more eco-friendly, sustainable processes. We recognise that it's not something that can be completely changed overnight, but we are taking those little steps to help make a difference, and keeping sustainability at the forefront of our decision making.
We've recently made changes to our packing which includes eco-friendly FSC Certified Tissue Paper and Compostable Mailers. In addition, our shipping boxes and logo boxes are also recyclable.
ECO FRIENDLY TISSUE PAPER
Our noissue tissue paper is:
- FSC Certified: The FSC or Forest Stewardship Council certifies that the paper products that make up our printed tissue paper are sourced from a forest and supply chain that is managed responsibly and sustainably. FSC forest management standards are developed at an international level, and are then adapted to individual countries’ legal, social, and geographical settings, through national standards.
- Acid Free Paper: Our tissue is made from cellulose fiber where the active acid pulp is eliminated during processing. It is also lignin- and sulfur-free, meaning that our ink won’t transfer from the tissue and the paper won’t leave behind any of these chemicals when decomposing.
- Soy based ink: Soy inks are an eco-friendly alternative to petroleum-based inks, made from soybeans, a renewable resource. While soy inks are slower to dry than many inks, the process produces more vibrant colors as well as having the added benefit of not leaving behind petroleum based products when decomposing. Finally, soy inks have low levels of VOCs, reducing air pollution during the drying process.
Made from a combination of corn-based biopolymers, our noissue Compostable Mailer composts in 6 months (180 days) and is certified for both home and commercial compost.
The bags are certified by the leading authorities worldwide; meeting American, European, International and Australian standards – including certiﬁcations for your domestic home compost. To gain these certiﬁcations, the product must break down within 90 days in commercial compost and 180 days in domestic compost conditions, including worm farm compost. After degradation, they must leave no harmful residues behind.