Let’s talk packaging.
In 2019, The Straits Times reported that there were about 120 million e-commerce shoppers at the end of 2018. As more businesses shift to e-commerce, there will be an increase in single-use plastic waste and waste due to packaging.
If you’ve shopped with us, you’ll know that we only use recycled paper for our packaging and try to minimise branding on our packaging, so it can be re-used and kept in the loop for as long as possible.
This solution is not good enough for us.
We’ve been researching and thinking of ways to keep our paper mailers in cycle by adopting a more circular model for our packaging. A circular model is designed to keep resources within a system as long as possible, and differs from linear models that focus on making, using and disposing of products. This also means reducing our waste and potentially reducing carbon emissions by up to 80%.
That's why, we’re pleased to announce a collaboration with Package Pals. Package Pals is a circular packaging initiative founded by Rachel Lee and Rachel Han to combat the waste from single-use packaging. Their goal is to extend the lifecycle of packaging that typically has a single-use lifespan and they do this by collecting used packaging (such as poly mailers, paper envelopes and more) from the public and redistributing them to independent sellers.
From July - September, we’re embarking on a trial with Package Pals to collect all used Esse mailer envelopes. We will then take back all used Esse mailer envelopes, to check, clean and redistribute them for reuse. This trial initiative is our way of exploring how we can make our packaging more circular.
Ready to reduce trash, CO2 emissions and save the planet with us? Here's how you can lend a hand.