ECO Packaging

 

My journey to more ECO business choices

 

When I opened the shop, the packaging I used (for both products & outer packaging) were left over from previous shop ventures, before I went full time with MyGreenCow. Back then I did try to avoid lots obvious non ECO packaging like plastic mailing bags etc. But knew I could do better.

 

Moving forward with the MyGreenCow shop, I wanted to aim for only recyclable or biodegradable packaging both for products and the outer packaging. So as I've used up the older packaging, I have made it a goal to replace it with as ECO friendly packaging as possible.

Knowing that paper crafting and crafting in general can sometimes be seen as a hobby with lots of waste involved (though personally I think I hoard more packaging and bits and pieces from elsewhere, than I do purchase tons of new products each month. I'm like a Magpie but for paper), it was important to me to make sure I wasn't creating unnecessary packaging waste that would become the responsibility of my customers.

I've now reached a point where I can safely say that almost all of the packaging is ECO friendly! Anything that isn't, like the business cards (eventually I'd like to update them to something uncoated), I have tried to design in a way where they can have more than one use.

 

I thought I'd share the different packaging examples I have used, not only for customers who would like to know how to dispose of any packaging correctly. But also if there are any other small businesses making their way here, who might want some ideas on how they can change their packaging to be more ECO friendly!

I'm not here to preach about going completely ECO and making drastic changes, I understand that some businesses may not financially be able to make certain changes. But I'm all for doing our best to make small changes when and where we can. Because it all adds up eventually.

Cello Bags

Currently the only consistent discount available, is for my Patrons. All Patrons on the Pink tier or higher received 10% off their entire order on the MyGreenCow shop. The code is changed monthly and can be used as many times as you like. Check out my Patreon here if you would like to sign up!

Greyboard

Currently the only consistent discount available, is for my Patrons. All Patrons on the Pink tier or higher received 10% off their entire order on the MyGreenCow shop. The code is changed monthly and can be used as many times as you like. Check out my Patreon here if you would like to sign up!

Backing Paper/Cards

Currently the only consistent discount available, is for my Patrons. All Patrons on the Pink tier or higher received 10% off their entire order on the MyGreenCow shop. The code is changed monthly and can be used as many times as you like. Check out my Patreon here if you would like to sign up!

Shredded Paper

Currently the only consistent discount available, is for my Patrons. All Patrons on the Pink tier or higher received 10% off their entire order on the MyGreenCow shop. The code is changed monthly and can be used as many times as you like. Check out my Patreon here if you would like to sign up!

Card Box Mailers

Currently the only consistent discount available, is for my Patrons. All Patrons on the Pink tier or higher received 10% off their entire order on the MyGreenCow shop. The code is changed monthly and can be used as many times as you like. Check out my Patreon here if you would like to sign up!

'Do Not Bend' Mailers

Currently the only consistent discount available, is for my Patrons. All Patrons on the Pink tier or higher received 10% off their entire order on the MyGreenCow shop. The code is changed monthly and can be used as many times as you like. Check out my Patreon here if you would like to sign up!

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