SUPPLYCOMPASS LAUNCHES COMPOSTABLE PACKAGING RANGE
Sustainable sourcing platform, SupplyCompass, has launched a compostable packaging range for fashion brands which is made from a corn-based biopolymer and is as durable as plastic. One of the only companies to offer this fully customisable service on compostable polybags, the launch sees SupplyCompass tackling single-use plastic in the garment supply chain, head-on.
Based in London and Mumbai, SupplyCompass is a design-to-delivery sourcing platform for fashion and interiors brands worldwide. Following demand from both brands and consumers, the company has introduced the compostable packaging range via its product builder tool: SupplyCompass Essentials.
SupplyCompass’s packaging range includes eco mailers (postal packaging for ecommerce brands) and polybags (supply chain packaging) that are 100% compostable*, making them a perfect plastic-free packaging choice. The bags are made from a corn-based biopolymer whilst being durable and waterproof, ensuring items are kept securely. Once used, the bags can be put into a home compost where they will break down in six months.
Flora Davidson, SupplyCompass co-founder, says: “As a business we see millions of single-use polybags being discarded on a regular basis, so we set out to tackle this. Polybags are the plastic bags used in the distribution and delivery end of the supply chain to protect products. They’re lightweight, effective and cheap. But, unfortunately, their most common iteration is 100% plastic and difficult to recycle.”
Flora continues: “According to the Ellen Macarthur Foundation’s recent report The New Plastics Economy, plastic packaging is estimated at 26% of the total volume of plastics created a year. 72% of this plastic packaging is never incorporated back into the economy: 40% is landfilled and 32% leaks out of the collection system altogether. As one of the only businesses to offer customisable, compostable polybags, we’re looking forward to helping instigate change within the garment supply chain.”
With a shelf life of 12 months, the eco mailer and polybags also come in various sizes and are customisable, so brands can use their own logo or words to make them their own. The bags have a minimum order of 3,000 units and a lead time of eight weeks. Samples cost between £55-£100+ depending on the size of the bag, and cane fibre biodegradable stickers can also be ordered. SupplyCompass’s partner factory for its compostable packaging range is located in southern India.
Visit www.supplycompass.com/essentials to find out more.
SupplyCompass is a design-to-delivery sourcing platform that provides an efficient and sustainable solution for global supply chains.
Based in London and Mumbai, SupplyCompass works as part vetted manufacturer network and part production management tool for fashion and interiors brands. By uniquely combining its strong supply chain partnerships with its cloud-based platform technology and team of production experts, SupplyCompass makes sustainable sourcing and manufacturing management easy, fast and efficient.
* SupplyCompass’s bags have been independently certified as ‘home compostable’ and ‘biobased’ by Vincotte and TUV Austria. Raw materials include PBAT (Polybutylene adipate terephthalate) which helps the bags to biodegrade quickly; Beneform, a bio-polymer made from either corn or tapioca; and PLA (Polylactic acid) which is derived from renewable plant resources like corn, cassava, sugar cane, or beets.