Auspost are currently experiencing delays. Please plan for delayed delivery of your order.

Search

All our MAILERS, SATCHELS & ENVELOPES ARE NOW CARBON NEUTRAL!

ØPACK Mailers

I’m a waterproof envelope with a lux matt feel. My front is plain and on the back, black graphics explain how I have been produced and how best to reuse and dispose of me.

I close securely with an easy-peal seal on a fold-over flap and am extremely practical! I’m waterproof, you can write on me and stick labels to me. I’m sturdy, durable, anti-bacterial and halogen-free. This style of packaging can sometimes be termed a flyer, envelope or mailer. I come in two handy sizes.

I'm called a ØPACK because of the extremely low impact way I'm made from limestone quarry waste and recycled resin, using only renewable solar power, no water, acid or bleaches. All offcuts are even recycled back into more mailers.

Please reuse me to send another parcel, to store grains, to write on in the shower (I'm waterproof remember), get your meat from the butcher, or vegan sausages ...

I'm accepted by all major courier companies including DHL, USPS, Australia Post, Sendle, Royal Mail, FedEx and many more.

SHELF LIFE: Infinite if stored away from sunlight.

CERTIFICATIONS: Carbon Fund Carbon Neutral 

FAQS 

* Note, we do extensive QA testing with our own labels and others, but can't guarantee that ALL labels will to stick to these envelopes

Size

AT EVERY STAGE OF THE PRODUCT LIFECYCLE

Our ØPACK Range is designed for minimal impact

Let’s start at the beginning. These products began life as limestone waste from quarries. The waste is rescued and, in a revolutionary process that it has taken decades to perfect, turned into packaging. This feat of transformation uses renewable energy, zero water, acid or bleaches while creating zero pollution in a carbon neutral process.

They are designed to be re-used, but at the end of their useful life can be recycled with soft plastics* or with time and sunlight, will just return to the earth as dust.

STAGE 1

Materials

MADE FROM NATURAL WASTE PRODUCTS & RECYCLED MATERIAL 

ØPACKS are made from a strong, sustainable substrate containing Calcium Carbonate (approx. 80%) sourced from waste products and a small quantity (approx. 20%) of non-toxic, recycled resin (HDPE).

When limestone is quarried, a substantial amount of waste is generated. The Calcium Carbonate component of ØPACKS is sourced from this and ground down to a powder which is ten times finer than a human hair.

In this way what previously would have been discarded and rendered useless is converted into a new and truly revolutionary product, one far removed from its humble beginnings. This is a truly sustainable way to collect raw materials and does not result in any deforestation, use of food resources (or the land required to grow food), burning of fossil fuels or depletion of oil reserves.

STAGE 2

Production

ZERO POLLUTION, WASTE, WATER, TREES, ACIDS, BLEACHES OR HALOGENS . CARBON NEUTRAL . SOLAR-POWERED

The process of creating ØPACKS uses NO acids, bleaches or water and is carbon neutral. It generates zero pollution and the minimal amount of power required is generated from renewable sources. This in itself is pretty incredible and it has taken decades of research and development to perfect this 'dry' process. It helps that CaCO3 is naturally white so doesn't require any nasty acids or bleaches to 'improve' its colour.

STAGE 4

End-of-Life

RECYCLABLE (WITH SOFT PLASTICS)

The most sustainable option for end users once finished with an ØPACK is to recycle it with the soft plastics. That way the resources are renewed for use again. The CaCO3 in ØPACKS is used as a filler in plastics and is a useful addition to the plastic recycling stream. The small amount of recycled HDPE that ØPACKS contain is also in its rightful place.

Recycling infrastructure and capabilities vary significantly around the world. Please check with your local soft plastics scheme as to whether they are able to process a CaCO3-based material.

ØPACKS can also be recycled via incineration. Although a fire retardant, they will burn without toxic smoke (the smoke consists of 1.4 parts/million of Nitrous Oxide plus 60 parts per million of Carbon Monoxide) leaving only stone powder which can then be recycled and reused.

However, if one doesn't make it into the recycling stream and ends up in nature, it will revert back to calcium carbonate (a substance commonly found in nature). When left in sunshine, after around 12 months in direct UV light, it will look and feel like broken egg shells which continually crack until they again become stone powder (CaCO3). This is not the ideal scenario (recycling is better!), however it minimizes the potential impact caused to the environment when waste inevitably ends up in the wrong place.

In landfill, ØPACKS are unlikely to degrade due to the lack of light or heat, but neither will anything else. At least in their case they won't leach toxic chemicals!

STAGE 3

Usage

WATERPROOF . TEAR RESISTANT . ANTI-BACTERIAL . STICKABLE . WRITABLE . PRINTABLE & MORE . RE-USABLE

  • Waterproof
  • Tough & Durable
  • Tear resistant
  • Antibacterial
  • Write-able
  • Print-able
  • Stick-able
  • Brand-able
  • Grease-resistant
  • Moth resistant
  • Food grade approved
  • Freezer grade
  •  
 

Make me Yours

ØPACK mailing envelopes can be customised with your branding and to your size requirements. They print beautifully!

Search

If purchasing, this should be the region you would ship your purchases to