How We Pack

Want to know how we ship from Package Free Shop #zerowaste style?

We ship completely plastic free. We only use post-consumer packing materials to ship our products from us to our customers! We use the boxes that we receive our inventory in (ex, customers might receive their toothbrush in a dental floss box!), boxes that we got from our neighbors, even boxes that we found in the recycling bin outside of our shop, if it’s useable, we use it! Everything is 100% recyclable and 100% compostable.

What are fragile materials protected with during shipment?

We try not to put any packing materials inside of shipping boxes, but for any orders that are fragile, we use post-consumer 100% recyclable and 100% compostable paper packing materials inside of our boxes. 

How are our boxes sealed?

We seal our boxes with non-reinforced paper tape that is activated by water using a plant based glue. It is 100% recyclable, compostable, and plastic free. 

Where can you find that tape?

The reusable tape can easily and conveniently be purchased from Uline. We encourage all of our brands to use it. You can find it here !

The dispenser is electricity free and can be found here !

What do we request of our wholesalers? 

We require that all shipments to Package Free Shop come 100% plastic free (that includes bio-based or compostable plastics as well). The less packaging the better. All shipments that are sent to us that violate these guidelines will be returned to the brands and their products will not be put on the shelf. Harsh? Maybe on the brands, but not on the environment, and to us, that comes first.

What can we ask of our customers? 

Once we ship a package to customers we cannot control what they do with the packaging materials but we do include a note on post-consumer paper encouraging all of our customers to reuse, compost, or recycle all packing materials. 

Thanks for thinking outside the box!