25 Jan 2012
The Globe Guard® mailer envelope line is now complete with the addition of our new unpadded poly mailers. We can now offer paper mailers in both padded and unpadded construction, as well as plastic mailers in padded and unpadded versions. To make this news even better, our brand new product is available at 20% off when you use promo code NEW2012 at check out through February 29, 2012.
Why did it take so long to add a poly, unpadded mailer?
Quite frankly, because we had not found one “green” enough to meet our requirements and those of our customers. There are a lot of poly mailers available but most are imported and made with questionable mixes of virgin and recycled resin. If we cannot verify the relative greenness of a product, or if the manufacturer is not able to guarantee their sustainability claims, their products will never be offered on our green packaging store.
What makes these new Globe Guard® poly mailers so green?
First and foremost, they are made with a MINIMUM of 50% and UP TO 88% recycled content. We have all seen products with claims that only say something like “up to X% recycled content.” However, without a floor or minimum, those claims are absolutely meaningless. I would take that a step further and say that most of those product descriptions are deliberately designed to mislead consumers into thinking they are greener than they truly are.
As anyone in the plastic manufacturing business can confirm, the amount and quality of manufacturing waste that is available each day to make recycled products can vary greatly, but we know that our mailers will never be made with less than 50% recycled content.
Also, after use these new poly mailers can be recycled as #4 LDPE waste just like any standard shopping bag made of poly. That means they can be recycled anywhere, ranging from curbside in some areas to your local grocery or department store, which now almost all have bag recycling bins at each entrance.
Our new Globe Guard® poly mailers are very rugged and will hold up in almost any shipping scenario including USPS, UPS and FedEx. They feature a convenient and consistent “peel and seal” adhesive closure and also include a solid black security lining on the inside. They can be custom printed and branded, but minimums do apply depending on mailer size.
Our new poly mailers are already a stock item on Globe Guard Products.com and are available in eight popular poly mailer sizes. As an introductory special, we are pleased to offer them at 20% off of the already low list prices. Please use promo code NEW2012 at check out and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like to see a sample. Please remember this promotion ends on February 29, 2012.
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