Sustainability


Baccurelli Eco-Friendly
Loving plastic doesn’t mean you can’t love the environment

As vegans 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.

After much research we were proud to have fully eco-friendly packaging since September 2018. From our box, corrugated paper, inserts and stickers every component of our packaging is 100% RECYCLABLE AND BIODEGRADABLED! You can either dispose in your recycle bin or re-use!


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 our previous 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. 

Our current eco-friendly packaging!

Baccurelli Packing boxes:
  • Corrugated Wrap
  • Made from recycled paper
  • Re-usable
  • 100% recycled content
  • Recyclable and biodegradable
Baccurelli Backing card:
  • Made from recycled paper
  • Recyclable and biodegradable
    (leaves absolutely NO waste behind)
  • Place your Baccurelli backing card in a pot and add 1/8 inch of soil and water on top. Afterwards, make sure it's always moist and in a sunny spot. You should see sprouts in 7-10 days. Enjoy!
Baccurelli Cellophane bags:
  • Re-usable
  • 100% compostable and biodegradable
    (dispose in regular garbage)
Water Based Ink:
Water based ink ingredients are non-toxic, lead-free and do not contain any heavy metals. As such, they are also safe for use on many apparel items including infant clothing, underwear and swimsuits. They contain no ozone-depleting chemicals such as CFC's and HCFC's, aromatic hydrocarbons or any volatile solvents.

Please share with us your thoughts on our packaging as we're always looking to improve and don't forget to tag us in your pics of your plants when they grow from your seeded paper! Make sure to use the hashtag #baccurelligreen

Together we can make a better future for ourselves and our kids, while LOVING MAMA NATURE as much as we can.