This plea came verbally—my friend Liz wanted to know where she could find non-padded mailers that she could use for her new reusable-tote business. Her only requirement: the mailers have to be recycled and recyclable.
In case this is useful to any other environmentally forward entrepreneurs—psst, check out our list of small-biz resources for women—here are some of the options Liz has to protect both her bags and her planet:
1. Gator-Pak Rigid Mailer
100 percent recycled paper fibers, with 95 percent post-consumer content; available at Frontier Paper Co. and PakOutlet
2. Jiffy Rigi Bag
75 percent recycled paper fibers, with 62 percent post-consumer content; available at Office Depot
3. Quality Park Catalog Envelope
100 percent recycled paper fibers, 30 percent post-consumer content, chlorine-free; available at the green-paper store Dolphin Blue
Signed, stamped, and sealed,
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