Sustainable Packaging Essentials
At matty m, sustainable packaging is an essential part of providing effortless styles you can feel good about.
Does this sound familiar? After checking and re-checking the status of your delivery, you know precisely when it will arrive on your doorstep. After hearing the tell-tale signs of a delivery drop-off, you rush to the door and excitedly bring it inside to open and admire your purchase.
But what about the packaging? By the time it arrived, it had already been on a long journey. It probably sat unnoticed for a few minutes before being discarded, but its journey is far from over. In the best-case scenario, it’s recycled into other materials to avoid waste…but that’s not always what happens.
In the past, most packaging wasn’t recyclable, biodegradable, or compostable. Today, we have the ability to create and utilize packaging materials that minimize our carbon footprint, reduce waste production, and protect the environment.
That’s why, at matty m, using sustainable packaging is a priority.
Why Sustainable Packaging Matters
While there are more eco-friendly shipping and packaging options available than ever before, traditional packaging options still pose a considerable environmental issue.
Many modern packaging materials involve single-use plastics that generally can’t be recycled, composted, and they’re not biodegradable. At least 85% of plastic waste enters landfills, and only 5-6% is recycled.
In addition, creating materials like non-recycled paper packaging contributes to deforestation. These activities negatively impact our atmosphere and decimate the natural habitats of millions of animals and plants.
At matty m, we see it as our responsibility to use shipping materials that minimize our carbon footprint, reduce waste production, and protect the environment.
Sustainable Packaging Necessities
At matty m, we’ve partnered with sustainable packaging experts to ensure our packaging materials meet the necessary criteria for sustainability. That includes things like:
- Packaging that is beneficial, safe, and healthy for individuals and communities throughout its life cycle.
- Utilizing renewable or recycled source materials.
- Being physically designed to optimize materials and energy.
- Being effectively recovered and utilized in biological and/or industrial closed-loop cycles.
What Does Sustainable Packaging Mean For You?
It means the packaging materials from your matty m purchases won’t contribute to ocean plastics, and they won’t clog up landfills. Your purchase also helps support a business that wants to reduce environmental toxins while preserving non-renewable energy sources, forests, and other natural habitats.
We’ll always be looking for materials and methods to improve our styles, practices, and planet—and we’re so grateful you’re joining us on this journey.