Econic home compostable pouches are helping Aoraki Naturals ship natural pampering products around New Zealand, and protect the planet as well.
The eco-conscious Timaru business uses reclosable Econic pouches for a coffee scrub and three variants of bath salts that require high barrier packaging.
Aoraki Naturals ordered a sample pack of Econic two years ago and was so impressed with it, they have been using it ever since.
Owner, Lisa Rogers (pictured) says, “As a business owner dedicated to being as eco-friendly as possible, I had been looking for a better option than plastic-lined zip lock pouches for our products that needed a high-barrier option. The 250g pouches are compact and the ideal size for the shipping boxes I use. I have had no issues with product leaking or bags splitting in transit – they are very robust.”
Lisa orders plain ready-made pouches from the Econic online shop, and brands them with customised labels.
She says, “My customers love the idea that they aren’t contributing to plastic waste and that by buying a product in a home-compostable bag they are ‘doing the right thing’.
Lisa’s customers have told her that the ability to dispose of their used bags in a home compost played a big part in them deciding to buy her products.
Lisa encourages other business wanting to operate more sustainably to consider using Econic.
She says, “I would definitely recommend Econic. The off-the-shelf range is perfect for products like mine that are a small part of a bigger range. The minimum order quantities and prices are realistic. The unit price is a little more expensive than similar plastic options, but you need to weigh up what your brand stands for and what your customers want. It’s great that there are more options available for businesses. There’s only one planet, and we all have a part to play in minimising environmental impact. No business is too big, or too small to make a change.”
Along with the four products packed in Econic, Aoraki Naturals also hand-makes a wide range of natural body and household products for the whole family, including a soap for your dog. They pride themselves on selling well-tested, safe products made from natural ingredients and providing exceptional customer service through their website: www.aorakinaturals.com