Alternatives to plastic shipping bags?
We've plastic ban in Maharashtra and I'm wondering what'd be the right alternative to plastic shipping bags? Does anyone know budget and eco-friendly alternative?
Alternative could be paper bags ,cardboard boxes or sheets, corrugated boxes or sheets, thick paper boxes/sheets or anything made up of paper. ? ? ?
Corrugated boxes are a good option - but the problem is that they add a lot to the weight of the shipment. Typically, the domestic couriers in India would charge various rates for 500 gms and 1Kg shipments - that's why it's important to keep the shipment under 500 grams.
Our t-shirts are mostly < 500 grams (including packaging), but without plastic bags, shipment is going to be costlier.
I've been hearing a lot about biodegradable plastic bags. Does anyone know about them? Any known vendor who can supply them?
There is an interesting item in today's TNIE:
Not for immediate use. There is a company called biogreen in Bangalore that makes various types of biodegradable bags. They also make garment shipping bags for industries, which is not shown in their site.
I talked to them. If you can mail them your requirements they will respond with all details.
Just now got this in the mail:
This was the mail from them:Yes. Please Check the link below for newspaper bags
RegardsGreenhandle Order Fulfilment Team7400329494 |
This is a thought provoking article from Scientific American.
Maharashtra's initiative seems to be the way to go.