Playing Our Part in Responsible Packaging
Our planet needs our help. At Kubu, we are committed to working towards a towards a sustainable world which minimises waste and embraces environmentally friendly practices from production to packaging; it is core to our beliefs, values and mission. We are continually evolving and always seeking and sourcing new and better ways to operate our business, provide for our customers, and care for our planet.
Kubu is part of the Eco-Packaging Alliance.
How You Can Help
Please help care for our environment by using, reusing and disposing of your packaging the best was you can.
We recommend reusing as much of your packaging as you can at home or work before ending the life of the packaging.
Please provide all recyclable items to your local recycling service once you are sure you have no more uses for it at home.
A lot of our packaging is compostable at home. For home compostable items we recommend placing these directly in your home compost (or create a home compost if you don’t have one and you have the ability to create one). If you don’t have a home compost, place these items into your home waste as they will also breakdown in normal waste landfill.
Looking for a local commercial composting facility? If you don’t have a home compost and your local government doesn’t provide this service, you may be able to use the BioPak Composting Service which is now available in over 2,000 postcodes in Australia and New Zealand.
1. Mailer Bags
First, we recommend you reuse your mailer bags. If the mailer bag is still in good working condition, you may remove the shipping label and use it to post another package, or you could use it to wrap and store personal items at home.
If you have completely finished the useable life of your mailer bag, we recommend composting it either in your home compost or at your local commercial composting facility.
Our bags break down in both home and commercial composting facilities. Within 90 days in a commercial composting environment the mailers with be completely broken down, and in 180 days in a backyard composting environment.
These bags are certified by all three industry certifiers: 1) Vinçotte, 2) DIN CERTO and 3) Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI), meeting international standards – including certifications for your domestic home compost.
2. Tissue Paper
First, we recommend you reuse your tissue paper. You may use it in a variety of ways such as wrapping fragile items, packing goods to be shipped, or in arts and crafts activities.
If you have completely finished the useable life of your tissue paper, we recommend composting it either in your home compost or at your local commercial composting facility.
For our tissue paper we only use FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper, which is premium grade and acid free, and we also only use vegetable-based inks.
First, we recommend you reuse your shipping box. If the shipping box is still in good working condition, you may remove the shipping label and use it to post another package, or you could use it store personal items at home.
If you have completely finished the useable life of your shipping box, we recommend recycling it by disposing of it with your local recycling facility.