Côtière aspires to give back to the community and the earth as much as it receives. For every purchase made, we will donate $1 to coastal cleanups and ocean protection around the world.
We are Sustainable
As beautiful as your parcel may look when it arrives, it is just as eco-friendly. We use compostable, recycled, and reusable materials to wrap your loved items. On top of that, for every packaging order we make, one tree is planted in areas of need around the world.
Compostable Mailing Bag:
Our mailing bags are 100% Biodegradable and Compostable! They will break down within your home compost! Just make sure to remove your shipping label. The bag is made from annually renewable resources such as corn. It is just like a traditional plastic envelope EXCEPT it'll make like a tree & leave! This packaging is Certified and meets a number of stringent tests for home compostability set out by internationally recognised body TÜV AUSTRIA & The Australasian Bioplastics Association.
Eco-Friendly Tissue Paper and Sticker:
Our custom tissue paper and stickers are eco-friendly and have the following certifications:
FSC Certified: The Forest Stewardship Council certifies that the paper products that make up our printed tissue paper are sourced from a forest and supply chain that is managed responsibly and sustainably. FSC forest management standards are developed at an international level, and are then adapted to individual countries’ legal, social, and geographical settings, through national standards.
Acid Free Paper: Our personalised tissue is made from cellulose fibre where the active acid pulp is eliminated during processing. It is also lignin-free and sulfur-free, meaning that our ink won’t transfer from the tissue and the paper won’t leave behind any of these chemicals when decomposing.
Soy-based Inks: Soy inks are an eco-friendly alternative to petroleum-based inks, made from soybeans, a renewable resource. Soy inks have the benefit of not leaving behind petroleum based products when decomposing. Finally, soy inks have low levels of VOCs, reducing air pollution during the drying process.
What it means: Compostable packaging is typically made from a number of renewable plant-based materials and/or bio-polymers. To be certified home compostable, a product must break down in home compost within 180 days and 90 days in commercial composting conditions.
Why it is awesome: Cardboard and paper products are a great addition to the backyard compost as it helps with the carbon-nitrogen ratio. Easily broken down in a compost, these products also tend to have chemical compounds removed from the product.
Ensuring success: Sometimes people don’t notice that something is compostable, meaning it can sometimes end up in the landfill. If you don’t have a home compost, you can look at local options for communal compost sites, or somewhere you can drop off items for commercial composting.
What it means: Recycled packaging is made from previously used plastic products, including single use bags, bottles and other common plastic items. The plastic is processed at a recycling facility and put back into circulation, thus doubling its lifespan.
Why it is awesome: Recycling reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators - it conserves natural resources and prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials. Basically instead of making something new - we’re taking something already in circulation to give it a second life!
Ensuring success: While operating and maintaining recycling plants can be often be a bit more costly, you can support by choosing products made from recycled materials. When you're done with these products, make sure you recycle them in their appropriate categories e.g. plastics, aluminium, glass, paper etc. so it goes to the right plant and doesn't end up in the landfill.
What it means: Reusable packaging is packaging that has a built-in second (and possibly third, fourth, etc.) use. While most packaging is typically single use, and recycled after it accomplishes its primary goal, reusable packaging can be used multiple times for a variety of functions.
Why it is awesome: When an item of packaging is used for a second time after its initial use, that doubles the utility of the packaging, and prevents another single-use piece of packaging from being used.
Ensuring success: In order for reusable packaging to have its desired impact, it has to be used more than once. Simply put, if a reusable bag is immediately discarded, it loses any potential positive benefits it might have had. To combat this, reuse your packaging in order to make the most out of it.