We care about the environment. A lot. Being a business that uses plastic as its primary raw material we're extremely interested in reducing our environmental impact and ecological footprint in every way we can.
Our eco-friendly packaging:
Baccurelli Packing boxes: made from 100% recycled content, re-usable, recyclable and biodegradable
Baccurelli Backing card: made from recycled paper, recyclable and biodegradable (leaves absolutely NO waste behind)
Baccurelli Cellophane bags: re-usable and 100% compostable/biodegradable (dispose in regular garbage)
Our packaging is 100% RECYCLABLE AND Biodegradable since September 2018
What does Biodegradable mean?
Biodegradable refers to the ability of materials to break down and return to nature. In order for packaging products or materials to qualify as biodegradable, they must completely break down and decompose into natural elements within a short time after disposal – typically a year or less.
What does Compostable mean?
Compostable materials are similar to biodegradable materials, as they are both intended to return to the earth safely. However, compostable materials go one step further by providing the earth with nutrients once the material has completely broken down. These materials are added to compost piles, which are designated sites with specific conditions dependent on wind, sunlight, drainage and other factors. While biodegradable materials are designed to break down within landfills, compostable materials require special composting conditions.
Issues with TRADITIONAL JEWELRY packaging
In the past we've used the jewelry industry standard of glossy boxes with polyester fiber fillers, which can be catastrophic to the environment. Glossy boxes can often be recycled but the glossy coating takes much longer to decompose.
The filler is the worst part on the environment as polyester is a thermoplastic made from petrochemicals and not biodegradable. Polyester takes about 200 years to decompose at worst, depending on conditions. In fact, it is believed that synthetic garments made of polyester are the biggest source of microplastic pollution in the oceans because up to 1900 fibers can be washed off one garment every time it is washed. Additionally during its manufacturing it creates nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas 310 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Making polyester uses large amounts of water for cooling, along with lubricants which can become a source of contamination. Both processes are also very energy-hungry, thus making it have a huge carbon footprint. It requires more than double the energy of conventional cotton to produce.