ECO-FRIENDLY PACKAGING

I am committed to working with Australian suppliers to provide eco-friendly, sustainable goods and packaging. I’ve spent countless hours researching and comparing environmentally friendly options in the hope of sharing something with you that is both beautiful and socially responsible. Below is a breakdown of the what that involves!

Fine Art Prints

Fine Art Prints are printed on 100% Cotton fourdrinier-made rag stock. Cotton rag stock is considered the gold standard for photographic prints due to its sustainability, quality and longevity. Made from cotton textile remnants, the process does not add demand to the cotton industry, rather it eliminates a by-product that would otherwise be sent to landfill.

Tissue Paper

My custom tissue paper is printed on acid-free paper using soy-based inks. These are FSC-certified materials that are environmentally-friendly and easier to recycle. For each order I place, the supplier also plants a tree on my behalf. Occasionally, I’ll also reuse tissue paper (that I’ve been sent myself) as filler.

Note & “Thank You” Cards

Notecards (which include links to your gallery as well as information on print packages) are made from 100% recycled content, printed with soy-based inks and are 100% compostable and recyclable. For each order I place, the supplier plants a tree on my behalf.

“Thank you” cards are made from 100% post consumer recycled content, are printed with HP ElectroInk in Victoria and are 100% recyclable.

Mailer Boxes

Produced in Melbourne, Mailer boxes are made from recycled materials and can be recycled again at their end of life. They are digitally printed using ultraviolet ink. Unlike conventional inks, UV inks do not contain harmful solvents that evaporate and release volatile organic compounds.

Mailer Bags and Envelopes

Mailer bags are made from totally biodegradable and compostable materials. This combination of materials represents a 60% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to traditional plastics, is non-toxic and contains no Phthalate or Bisphenol A (BPA). They are both home (and commercially) compostable.

Mailer envelopes are made from limestone waste from quarries that are turned into packaging. This feat of transformation uses renewable energy, zero water, acid or bleaches while creating zero pollution in a carbon neutral process. Please re-use them as many times as you can. At the end of its life it can be recycled with soft plastics or with time and sunlight, it’ll return to the earth as dust. Pretty incredible, huh!

Timber Boxes

Current wedding clients will receive boxes made of Camphor Laurel. Camphor Laurel was first introduced to Australia in the 1820’s and was widely used for windbreaks and as a measure against soil erosion. Unfortunately it quickly displaced and inhibited native vegetation and as a result has proliferated on disused pasture along the coastal hinterland of NSW and is now categorised as a weed. When removed, the Camphor Laurel trees are replaced with native vegetation. Camphor Laurel also features a distinct smell that repels moths and other insects, making it perfect for storing precious items.

Packing Tape

My paper packing tape is biodegradable, recyclable and produced using vegetable based adhesive and sustainable paper rather than petroleum based plastic.

Parcel Delivery

My parcel deliveries are 100% Carbon Neutral, via Australia Post (Express Shipping) or Sendle (Standard Shipping).

Bubble Wrap

Bubble wrap used to package items has either been reused or is compostable. Compostable bubble wrap will be clearly labelled. Bubble wrap that is not compostable will have been originally used as packaging for parcel I’ve personally been sent.

Foam Board

Any foam core boards I use (have been reused and) were originally used as packaging by my suppliers.

If you’d like information regarding my suppliers, or have any suggestions for other ways I can increase my eco-credentials, please get in touch!

Kylie Plunkett Photography