I use what is called Zip Foil bags (recyclable plastic). They provide the best barrier available in the flexible packaging industry. They are an excellent oxygen, moisture and aroma barrier for our products and include zippers for resealability.
We are always looking for a greener solution, keeping in mind that the packaging must protect our products. There are fully biodegradable plastic bags on the market but as yet they have not perfected them to the point that they can keep our powdered formulas perfectly dry.
When we find a green solution we'll use it, but for now PLEASE (pretty please) reuse these bags!
In today's culture the words "reduce, re-use and recycle" mean that we haul stuff off to a recycling bin. We think we invented the idea. HA!!! Not good enough and not even close!!
We had a Gramma that was raised in a farm family of more than a dozen kids and who was a young bride then mother during the Great Depression.
Although in later years her and our Grandfather (we called him Pa) were very financially comfortable, she never ever stopped her thrifty ways.
Gramma made her own bread, I seriously doubt she ever bought a loaf in her life. She would collect old bread bags and use them when she made her own. She would make a huge batch of bread and buns and freeze them in her recycled plastic bags.
When the labels had long worn off and the bags started getting thin and holey she would FINALLY retire them. There was no such thing as a recycling bin in those days but recycle them she did. In her own way. She would cut them diagonally into long thin strips and crochet them into floor mats for in front of the kitchen sink and back them with Pa's recycled work clothes that were beyond repair. Now THAT'S recycling.
PLEASE. To honor the spirit of our Gramma RE-USE these bags. Use them to hold Matchbox cars for your kids in your purse, buy wipes in bulk and use them in your diaper bags, fill with treats when you're out with the kids or use them to hold your jewellery when travelling. Just for goodness sakes RE-USE them.