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Shipping us postal service wet item without plastic

 
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I know I can use a jar to ship items without plastic but it add's weight. I only ship locally and I normally use US Postal Service. how to ship an item that is frozen without toxic stuff in it. So no plastic, no styrofoam.

45 packages to ship. no idea how to do it other than using glass jars to put the little frozens items in.
has to be a better way to do this. i didnt realize how much i relied on plastics until i started trying to living without them
 
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Cellophane? I was researching how to package dried herbs in a package that would allow the customer to view the product and found some biodegradable cellophane. Maybe that could be the moisture barrier? Not sure about keeping it frozen though. Possibly tightly packed news paper could insulate it.
 
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Wax paper? Seal the joints with melted parafin wax?

 
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Jeanine Gurley wrote:Cellophane? I was researching how to package dried herbs in a package that would allow the customer to view the product and found some biodegradable cellophane. Maybe that could be the moisture barrier? Not sure about keeping it frozen though. Possibly tightly packed news paper could insulate it.



thanks both of you will try it out.. plastic is really light weight but wax paper might help

i think after looking into wax paper i had to find.. one with out made with petroleum
then i found this thingy
http://www.amazon.com/If-You-Care-Paper-Sandwich/dp/B00BDESK8G

the problem is i cant find one that is made in the USA lol i guess we dont care plus it pushes the price up.... you;d think someone in California makes shipping bags that arent plastic like a wax paper lining... that are totally biodegradable
 
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All of our business stuff is sized around flat-rate boxes. But most of our products are dense enough flat rate would be cheapest regardless of packaging.

It is impossible to do without plastic in some industries. We HAVE to shrink wrap some stuff as a tamper-seal. We chose the least offensive stuff we could find (biodegradable plant-based, and cost TWICE as much as the petrochemical stuff) but it is still plastic.
 
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R Scott wrote:All of our business stuff is sized around flat-rate boxes. But most of our products are dense enough flat rate would be cheapest regardless of packaging.

It is impossible to do without plastic in some industries. We HAVE to shrink wrap some stuff as a tamper-seal. We chose the least offensive stuff we could find (biodegradable plant-based, and cost TWICE as much as the petrochemical stuff) but it is still plastic.



ya i saw that .. old school butcher paper. packing chickens for example even if you were not going to ship it doesnt freeze well when someone puts it away like a shrink wrap chicken. but still again isnt there a better way?

maybe if there was an aluminum can or something like that. it would work as well for packing light weight can do flash freezing on items pack it into a can and ship. tracking down anyone who makes this type of stuff lol tho might be hard

http://www.aluminum.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home&TEMPLATE=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&CONTENTID=29333
 
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