Eco friendly Alternative wrapping to shrink wrap for M&P

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Molly Mop

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ive been using shrink wrap for several years for my M&P soap. It is has always been very successful, but I would like to use a more eco-friendLy, biodegradable or recycleable wrap. Has anyone any suggestions? I've seen references to polyolefin film but this only seems to be available in industrial quantities. Thanks!
 

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Cellophane is plant based. You will have to use tape, stickers, glue or an adhesive to seal. I always use cellophane for food due to allergies. Good luck with blessings!
 

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Thank you Audrey. Yes I used to use cellophane but found shrinkwrap better for several reasons. I may have to revisit this decision though! . I know 'cellophane' can also be a cover-all term and can be used to describe some PVC based films, which I found out after some hunting! Do you have a supplier for plant based cellophane please? Thanks!
 

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National Shrink Wrap sells Biolefin, which is biodegradable and decomposes 90% faster than polyolefin. But the roll they sell is 500' and that would last me longer than I expect to live. If you sell a lot of soap, the price doesn't seem to horrendous to me, but I don't sell, so I am not sure how this would compare to what you do now. $82.95 per roll at 14" wide or 98.95 for 18". If you are a member of HCSG, you can get a 10% discount according to the HCSG site, but I can't see the code you are supposed to enter at checkout. Maybe my non-paid membership does not allow me to see the codes. I don't know. Either that, or it's just a glitch.

Anyway, that's the only high-end biodegradable shrink wrap I have found. Others also sell the National Shrink Wrap System, but I didn't find one that sells smaller quantities of the actual Biolefin film itself for that price or lower.

See also: https://www.soapguild.org/how-to/marketing-promotion/selecting-shrink-wrap-film.php
 

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There is a 10% off for National Shrinkwrap with paid membership, but it would not be fair or right of me to post the code

edited to add, the discount is for the system
 
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thank you Earlen, that's a really good and informative link to all the available shrink wraps. I think biolefin is probably the way forward but it does t seem readily available here In the uk. I'll keep looking though.

thank you Shunt2011, great idea, I've just had a quick look and can't see any, but I'll keep looking!
 
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Thank you everyone for your comments and suggestions. I think eco friendly shrink wrap is beyond my budget here in the UK, so I've just ordered a roll of 'proper' cellophane which will do nicely. Thanks again!
 

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