No More Biodegradable Mails

The last time I ordered mailing envelopes from the company noissue, I read about the different mailers and how they were best used.  When I started getting my compostable mailers a few years ago I believed they were the best for the environment.

But it turns out that I was wrong.

The truth is if those compostable mailers are guaranteed to be composted in a personal bin they’re fine.  But if they go into landfills, they are significantly adding to the gasses that contribute to Climate Change.

That’s why, for my use, recycled plastic mailers are recommended by the company.

The first time I read about the idea that plastic was less harmful to climate change I was stunned.  But as  I understand it,  although plastic takes years to break down and is found mixed with the smallest grains of sand in the ocean, it is, at this point in time, less of a concern than the gases that organic matter releases into the atmosphere.

Using recycled plastic mailers also helps create a marker for recycled plastic.

In my mind, it’s the same idea as many environmentalists embracing nuclear energy.

So recycling plastic and using products made with recycled plastic is a better choice for me right now.  Which is why from now on I’ll be sending out your potholers and scarves and dryer balls in  100% recycled mailers.

These mailers(as well as the biodegradable ones) from noissue are also inexpensive and lightweight so they cost less in the mail.   And they have a double sticky strip on them so they are made to be reused.

I know this is not a perfect solution, but right now it’s the best I’ve come up with.

4 thoughts on “No More Biodegradable Mails

  1. Hopefully they will end up being recycled at the recycling plants.
    I have heard that if they are mixed in with non recyclable items the whole batch may end up being rejected.
    We have such ineffective and inefficient systems and equipment in parts of the country.
    It’s sad, but I support you in trying to make the best available choices.
    Doing our best is the only option.
    You mentioned they can be resealed so perhaps we can tape on a new label to reuse as mailers.
    Thank you for your diligence in making choices.

  2. Thanks, Maria, for the research you do on the best ways to help the environment. I don’t mail much but it’s nice to know the best and most environmentally friendly ways to do it. It also feels good to know that I’m not the only one that tries!

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