What is Bamboo Packaging?

Bamboo packaging is a range of sustainable packaging made from Bamboo, a fast-growing, oxygen-making, carbon-dioxide sucking renewable GRASS that grows quickly and can be harvested without causing damage to the plant's root system.

Is bamboo good for the environment?

One of the key benefits of bamboo packaging is that bamboo is a grass which means it can be harvested above the roots. It then renews itself really quickly (it actually holds the Guiness World Record as the fastest growing plant in the world)

Being #TreeFree is important because when trees are cut down to make paper, the whole tree has to die - roots and all. 29 basketball courts of forests are lost to packaging and fabrics EVERY. SINGLE. SECOND. [Source: Canopy Planet]

We have to urgently find sustainable alternatives to paper and card and that's what FSC Bamboo is! 

Why is Bamboo good for the environment?

Bamboo, like any plant, absorbs CO2 (a greenhouse gas) and releases oxygen, except that it does this better than most other plants, and way better than trees.

By choosing Bamboo packaging you're supporting the sustainable management of these amazing carbon sinks which play a crucial role in combatting global warming.

How do you dispose of bamboo packaging?

Once it can’t be used any more bamboo packaging can be curbside recycled with paper and cardboard, OR composted.

Because it’s made completely from plant fibres and printed with soy-based inks, it will safely and relatively quickly biodegrade in a compost. Make sure to remove any labels or tape first though, unless they are compostable like these ones.

Is bamboo packaging expensive?

Our bamboo packaging is not more expensive than paper or card. As a bamboo packaging company, we offer affordable wholesale prices because we believe eco friendly bamboo packaging should be affordable to businesses of all sizes.


They are certainly water resistant (watch a video of us pouring water on the bamboo envelopes here), but not water proof. If you need waterproof mailers, we suggest our POLLAST!C range.

Bamboo packaging is biodegradable so you can do either, but we would recommend recycling over composting.

Recycling keeps the fibres 'in loop' and is a more circular solution. Composting these would be considered 'downcycling'.

Yes they will - the envelopes will easily fit items that are a couple of cm or an inch or so high - here's a video of us putting a shirt in the smallest size.

Absolutely. You can write on these with a pen, pencil and they stamp beautifully too. Labels also stick no problem.

Our Bamboo packaging is made from the stalks of the plant (not the leaves) in a process similar to paper.

Fabrics made from bamboo (bamboo viscose in particular) have come under recent scrutiny for the volumes of toxic chemicals required in their production.

Bamboo paper and card, does not require the same chemical inputs and in fact uses less chemicals than normal paper.

We also choose to use natural, unbleached paper for our bamboo packaging so that bleaches are not required. Our inks are water-based and the seal strip is a non-toxic, cold melt glue.

With proper care, bamboo packaging can last for years, but they should be kept away from direct sunlight. Store them in a cool, dry place to prevent mould growth.

Bamboo is a great alternative to traditional paper/card materials. Unlike trees, bamboo is a highly renewable resource that grows quickly and doesn't require replanting after harvesting.

When considering sustainability, it is important to evaluate the entire lifecycle of a product. All of our products are carbon neutral, ensuring that our customers can contribute to reducing waste and promoting a more sustainable approach to packaging.

Bamboo packaging has a relatively low carbon footprint because the process of growing bamboo is very efficient at capturing CO2 from the atmosphere and turning it into Oxygen.

How Bamboo packaging behaves in a landfill depends on what type of landfill it is. Most landfills are anaerobic (do not allow oxygen to circulate) and all materials struggle to breakdown in them. More modern landfills are designed to enable degradation to occur and the resulting gases to be captured and utilised. In these aerobic landfills, bamboo packaging will decompose.


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