When words like “eco-friendly”, “Going Green” buzzed, we thought of how well we could avoid plastics at various stages at Inkmonk.
We brainstormed and came up with a solution to take the first step and started with Visiting cards.
Generally, we used to pack them in a carton box. Place a bubble wrap on top it and place them inside a packaging plastic cover like the one below.
An alternative to bubble wrap
We thought through and removed the bubble wrap and replaced them with squeezed brown papers like the ones below to hold them in place. Sometimes, in transit, the bubble wraps get pressed heavily, damaging the cards earlier. With these brown papers in place, we almost had 0 complaints thereafter.
Alternative to Plastic packing cover
We removed the plastic cover and replaced them with hard cardboard boxes and started sticking the customer delivery details on top it. The outer cardboard boxes are thicker and sturdy enough to bear any weight on them and thus safeguarding the product from any damage and held them in place.
A quick video of our packing:
We are finding a suitable alternative to replace the tape though :(. We have taken the baby step and have received few good feedbacks within very few days.
— Friends of Tibet (@friendsoftibet) March 3, 2018
Any inputs to go green / avoid plastics are highly welcome.