We partnered with Mielie Mailer, a local South African brand who make courier mailing bags from corn or mielies. The plant materials used are sourced from sustainable grow areas where no forest or natural habitat was cleared.
The use of plant materials in their mailers make up less than 0.01% of the global annual corn crop which makes it an extremely low-impact resource.
And because they use corn which is unfit for human consumption, the production of the packaging does not direct food away from people.
Mielie Mailers are both re-usable and compostable (preferably re-used and then composted).
Once composted they disappear within as little as 3-months. What do we mean by disappear? They turn into C02, H20 and nutrient rich humus (organic matter) only. No plastic, no toxins.
In fact, the compost derived from Mielie Mailers is food safe, i.e. it can be used to grow food fit for human consumption.
- 6-months in a home composting environment
- 3-months in an industrial facility (limited access in South Africa)