Our Home Compostable Mailer
Mielie Mailers are made from spoiled corn, PLA (a plastic alternative derived from plant fibres) and PBAT. The plant materials used are sourced from sustainable grow areas where no forest or natural habitat was cleared.
Our use of plant materials in our mailers, make up less than 0.01% of the global annual corn crop which makes it an extremely low-impact resource.
And because we use corn which is unfit for human consumption, the production of our mailers does not direct food away from people.
Our carefully chosen manufacturing partner, has a stellar track for a production facility which:
- mitigates waste
- treats workers fairly and equitably
- uses cutting edge technology to ensure consistency and quality
Our mailers replace traditional plastic sleeves used by courier companies and eCommerce stores around the world. They are stronger than traditional plastic sleeves thanks to the stretchable property of plant fibres.
Why use Mielie Mailer when you can just use cardboard boxes?
- Our mailers are waterproof and tear-proof
- Made from fast-growing, sustainable materials
- Lightweight and flexible (more packages can fit in delivery trucks and planes)
- Better for the planet
Composting or Re-use
Mielie Mailers are both re-usable and compostable (preferably re-used and then composted).
Once composted they disappear within as little as 3-months. What do we mean by disappear? They turn into C02, H20 and nutrient rich humus (organic matter) only. No plastic, no toxins.
In fact, the compost derived from Mielie Mailers is food safe, i.e. it can be used to grow food fit for human consumption.
- 6-months in a home composting environment
- 3-months in an industrial facility (limited access in South Africa)
Mielie Mailers are certiﬁed by all three industry certiﬁers;
meeting American, European, International and Australian standards – including certiﬁcations for your own domestic home compost.