Where to Get Eco-Friendly Packaging Supplies in Manila
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Going Sustainable: Where to Get Eco-Friendly Packaging Supplies for Your Growing Business

Where to Get Eco Friendly Packaging Supplies for Your Growing Business

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically shifted our buying habits. Everything we need — no matter how small they are — we order them online. With all that Add to Cart, however, not a lot of people think about how they add to waste as well.

The Climate Change Commission (CCC) said online shopping and food delivery services, which often use single-use plastics, are adding to the burden of our country’s waste management system. They recommend supporting businesses in the Philippines that offer sustainable packaging as an alternative.

Seems like a lot are following the CCC’s advice, as leading data company Kantar showed in a 2021 report that about 75% Filipinos are choosing to shop at eco-friendly brands.

Instead of letting consumers do all the work, why not start from your own business? Whether you’ve been in business pre-pandemic or have started a shop to make ends meet, it’s not too late. Here are some local brands where you can get sustainable packaging for your growing business.

Eco-nvert Packaging Supplies

Eco-nvert’s vision is to help local businesses convert to sustainable living through their biodegradable, compostable, and eco-friendly products. As a brand, they aim to leave an impact not only on the environment but also the community. This includes donating one tree to One Tree Planted for every five eco-mpostable cling wrap sold and partnering with Trash Cash PH, an app that lets users turn trash into cash points.

Some of the products you can buy for your business are corrugated mailer boxes, cassava grip hole bags, biodegradable cornstarch lidded boxes, and honeycomb paper wraps. For more information, you can follow Eco-nvert on Instagram or their official Lazada page.

EcoNest Philippines

EcoNest Philippines offers sustainable packaging solutions to local businesses and aims to create “a community of environmentally conscientious consumers and business owners.” They offer cassava biobags in different sizes, bagasse packaging food-grade boxes, birchwood utensils, bamboo fiber straws and stirrers, and honeycomb kraft paper packaging. For custom orders, you can fill out a form on their website and wait for their EcoNest Consultant to get in touch with you.

EcoNest products are available at their official website and Lazada flagship store. Customers living in Metro Manila will receive their orders in two to five business days, while provincial locations will take at least five to 10 business days. Same-day pick-ups are available on weekdays for orders placed before 11 AM.

The Good Trade PH

The Good Trade PH is a sustainability platform; a one-stop shop for #AllTheGoodStuff. They’re a community that believes that it’s possible to “live a life that’s good and does good” by looking into accessible, affordable, and sustainable ways to do better for the planet.

The community’s For The Biz lineup includes compostable plant-based mailers, honeycomb kraft papers and lining with dispenser, sugarcane bagasse food containers, and kraft tapes, paper sheets, and gift boxes. Their eco-friendly mailers are customizable with a minimum order of 10,000 pieces and a lead time of six to eight weeks.

For more details, you can visit their website at www.thegoodtrade.ph or check out their catalogue on Instagram. Shipping is available nationwide, but you can also pick up orders at BGC.

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