Sustainable shopping: Our eco-friendly packaging options

SwapUp is committed to #makingsecondhandmainstream because:

a) we want to reduce fashion waste
b) we want you all to look beautiful and stylish without breaking your bank.

We aim to do this while minimising our environmental impact and that’s why we’re very selective with our packaging. 

We use cardboard boxes and compostable mailers to ship your items to you. All our packaging are either recyclable or compostable.

When composted, these mailers break down in 3-6 months rather than 300 years with plastic! The good news is that even in landfill, these compostable mailers are still a better solution than conventional plastic mailers, in that they will take 2-3 years to break down without any toxic residues or microplastics (as they contain 0% plastic). But, similar to food scraps or any other organic waste, compostable mailers will generate methane in landfills. It is best to compost them where possible.

Btw, did you know that even after accounting for transport, clothing reuse still has 70x lower environmental impact compared to buying new?

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