We are trying to be kinder to the planet.

Through our core business of rehoming pre-loved goods, Lifeline prevents hundreds of tonnes of resources from being discarded in landfill each year. Now with the advent of Lifeline’s online store, we want to extend this philosophy to the hundreds of packages we send to customers each week. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact as much as possible through careful selection of our packaging products.  

Environmentally friendly packaging

Repurposed cardboard boxes

- As much as we can, we reuse the cardboard boxes that come through our warehouses (e.g. for product deliveries)

- 100% recyclable

- How to dispose at home: Recycle in your kerbside recycling bin

Compostable Mailers 

- Certified Home-Compostable HEROPACK shipping mailer.

- Looks and feels like plastic, but it's not.

- 100% home-compostable shipping mailer made from 70-80% PBAT (a co-polymer that is completely compostable) and 20-30% PLA (a fancy way of saying cornstarch).

- How to dispose: In a commercial compostable environment, it will break down within 90 days. At home, it may take up to 120 days. 

Brown Paper Pulp Padded Mailers

- Rugged, all-purpose, paper fibre cushioned mailer

- Constructed from a heavy duty kraft paper made from 100% recycled fibres

- Inner padding that provides excellent cushioning protection

- How to dispose at home: Recycle in your kerbside recycling bin 

Hexcel Wrap Paper Void Fill

- This biodegradable, compostable & recyclable paper is an excellent (eco-friendly) alternative to bubble wrap

- Made from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper

- Its honeycomb structure means easy wrapping & great presentation whilst cushioning / protecting products during transport

- The hexagonal cells eliminates the need for taping, which in turn eliminates extra cost & waste

- How to dispose at home: Recycle in your kerbside recycling bin or put in your compost bin

Repurposed Bubble Wrap

- Sometimes bubble wrap is the only viable solution for fragile items that need extra protection during delivery.

- Where possible we re-use bubble wrap that we find in packaging sent to our warehouses,

- in some scenarios when second hand bubble wrap is unavailable new bubble wrap is needed, but this is only done as a last resort.

- How to dispose at home: Re-use in the next package you send in the mail, don't throw it away!

Want to know more?

As part of the UnitingCare family, Lifeline is proudly committed to the Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2021-2025. You can learn more about our environmental sustainability goals and approach here.

Load our Sustainability Strategy