As part of our commitment to Leave It Better, and to People, Places and Planet, we partner with The Better Packaging Co. to ship orders to our customers without the use of plastic materials.
At Norte, we firmly believe that this should be standard practice for packing, shipping and e-commerce, particularly when we think of the amount of plastic waste impacting our natural environments. With the growing range of alternative and less harmful materials available, single use plastic, quite simply isn't necessary.
All Norte orders are delivered in a compostable dirt bag, courtesy of The Better Packaging Co with recycled and recyclable cardboard tags and biodegradable sticky tape (when we need to it secure bits and pieces). We love that TBPC offers us a compostable product for shipping, meaning upon opening your order, doing a quick but exceptionally impressive happy dance, you can bust a move out to the backyard garden, compost or worm farm and add your packaging back into earthly circulation.
We're proud to be a part of the Better Friends network.
The Better Packaging Co. believe that as a society, we have to make a fundamental shift in the way we value resources and move from a ‘linear economy’ (make, use, dispose) to a ‘circular’ one. In a Circular Economy, resources are kept in use for as long as possible, the maximum value is extracted from them whilst in use, and at the end of the product’s service life, materials are recovered and regenerated from it.
The comPOST Packs that we use to ship your Norte gear is tested stringently and meets Australasian Standard, AS5810.