How we're going the extra mile with our sustainable packaging

It’s good for you and good for mother nature.

From the very moment Terrasú was born, we had a clear goal in our minds regarding packaging: we had to make sustainable choices and nourish both our customers and our planet. 

Environment over price

Since the very first moment, the sustainability of our packaging has been a priority staple of our business. We wanted to make sure our packaging was totally sustainable and that functionality prioritised aesthetics – although let’s face it: Our packaging is packed with cuteness 🥰

We knew the most sustainable solution wouldn’t be the cheapest, but we felt it was our responsibility to absorb those costs to offer you a truly end-to-end sustainable journey and 100% eco-friendly packaging.

‘Recyclable’ wasn’t enough… We knew we could do better!

We encourage our clients to reuse their packaging and continue recycling and at Terrasú, all our packaging is 100% recyclable. Still, as a sustainable and creative business, we wanted to commit to a more sustainable future and go above and beyond.

We discovered bio-peanuts and it blew our mind - Biodegradable packing peanuts are made from naturally derived starches like wheat and corn-starch. Entirely plant-based, biodegradable packing peanuts will dissolve in water, making it impossible for them to wind up polluting oceans, lakes, rivers, or waterways.
Not only we can ship our product safely, but all the packaging filling will not go to waste.

Unlike foam packing peanuts, which can take centuries to decompose, biodegradable packing peanuts can be dissolved in just minutes when exposed to moisture and warmth.  – once you have gotten all the use you need out of our compostable and biodegradable packing peanuts, they can simply be dissolved in water and washed away or can even be added to a compost pile if you live in a warmer climate. Since bio-peanuts are made from natural, plant-based starches, you won’t have to worry about them destroying pipes or polluting the environment once they have been dissolved and washed away.

Our tissue paper is accepted at compost facilities and can be home composted. It can actually be a healthy addition to a compost pile because it absorbs excess moisture generated by food waste and bioplastics.

Our tape is eco-friendly & recyclable

Our water-activated gummed paper tape is made from a kraft paper is the most environmentally-friendly paper packaging tape available in the market, being 100% biodegradable, recyclable and repulpable. It's made with a 100% natural starch adhesive, activated by contact with water, providing an excellent bond and seal to our boxes.

We are 100% plastic free - Yes, that’s right! In addition to our cute biodegradable and compostable bio-peanuts, we use 100% recyclable and biodegradable protective honeycomb paper wrapping. This is a sustainable option to the common foam or bubble wrap, another huge win for our planet.

We have a zero-waste policy - Our production processes exclude plastic as well: We utilize reusable silicone or wooden spatulas, repurpose the same containers our raw materials are delivered in to mix Jesmonite, reuse plastic wrapping that we sometimes receive in the mail (I know, annoying!), and all the terrazzo leftovers are collected are rekindled into new and beautiful products!

We chose local and sustainable suppliers – We understand buying our supplies from China could save us money… But that is not our priority. Buying from afar increases our ecological footprint, and this is something we take very seriously. By sourcing from local suppliers, sometimes so local we can even pick-up our supplies, help us contributing further to reduce our environmental footprint. It is important as well that our suppliers have a sustainable ethic in place and their own raw materials are supplied sustainably.

You’ll get Jute ribbons and in-house made labels, printed in recycled and recyclable card with your order. Well, we also want to make it adorable, right? 😍

Our market clients will take home their orders in recycled and recyclable paper bags.

Our candle Dusters are made of seeded paper, so new life can flourish in your home.

We’ve gone to great lengths to make sure our packaging is as sustainable as possible.

Sustainability is part of our identity as a brand and we feel immensely proud of our contribution to the wellbeing of our Planet.

 

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