Economical and eco friendly packaging

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  1. Dec 6, 2019 #41

    earlene

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    I have soap wrapped in paper and bound by ribbons that have been stored that way for a good 3 or 4 years and they are holding up just fine. Of course our humidity is not what it is in the Phillipines, but I think it depends on the type of paper used, too. I was using any paper available to me. The one that doesn't hold up is thin tissue paper, the kind used for wrapping gifts or presents (weddings, birthdays, Christmas, etc.) The humidity gets to that paper pretty fast.

    But craft paper, thin decorative paper and plain newsprint paper holds up pretty nicely even when the humidity rises and drops repeatedly. Still, I don't live in a monsoon-type climate. And my recipes are probably somewhat different, and I am sure that is a factor as well.
     
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    I've switched to glassine bags for soap and lotions. They biodegrade faster than the cardboard and paper boxes and there's no plastic. You can even put them in the compost bins. I ordered the larger sandwich bags for the soap and just cut them down to size and got smaller ones for the lotion bars. I do have tins for the lotion bars if requested and people who have bought the Lotion in a tin can then order just a refill that I give them in the glassine bag later. I'm trying to switch to a completely sustainable business and have everything be either compostable, reusable, or recycleable. I even re-purpose my oil buckets into chicken waterers for those local to me.
     
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