Discrete and compostable packaging

DISCRETE PACKAGING – SO YOU CHOOSE WHEN TO SHOW YOUR IDENTITY

Discrete packaging is especially important for members of the LGBTQIA+ family who want to show that symbol of support and belonging but are still closeted for one or more reasons. Whether you hang your Pride flag boldly on the wall or keep it tucked in your bottom drawer, you deserve safety, respect, and that important sense of community.

Our discrete packaging is labelled only with “Rainbow Republic” in the return address and no other identifying information or graphics.* You do not have to reveal your flag until you are ready. We’re just excited that you let us be a small part of your amazing identity.

SHIPPING AND PACKAGING ARE A BIG PART OF THE CLIMATE CRISIS

Our discrete compostable bags are made with corn starch, PLA and PBAT.  We use non-toxic inks to provide you with a natural alternative to traditional plastic-based courier bags.

Our compostable courier bags are certified to comply with the International Standards for home and commercial composting.  EN13432 / AS4736 / AS5810

Our compostable courier bags are made from cornstarch PLA (A renewable and sustainable resource as they can grow and be harvested in one season) and other biodegradable materials such as PBAT (a biodegradable thermoplastic). PBAT is current derived from petroleum based products as there are no alternatives – YET (the technology today is moving fast and there are those seeking to find a renewable solution).  Producing a bag with 100% PLA would be too brittle and difficult to compost so be cautious when others claim this fact.

As you read above, PLA and PBAT are internationally recognised as biodegradable and compostable – leaving behind no toxic residues when composted.

No, as traditional plastics are not compostable, or derived from starch.

The inks on our compostable bags are soy based and non toxic.

No, as the bags are not PET plastic they cannot be recycled.

Whilst this may be an inevitable outcome at the end of life for the compostable courier bags, we still believe there are still pre-life benefits of the raw materials in PLA exists.
Due to the dry and oxygen deprived conditions of landfills, the bags will most likely remain inert.