Sustainable Packaging Solutions
at The Mend

The Mend is on a mission to create less waste in the world, and promote sustainable practices among businesses and individuals.

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Printing on recycled paper rather than virgin paper eliminates the resource utilization and environmental impacts related to forestry, landfilling waste paper, and the production of paper from virgin pulp. The latter is also more water intensive than the production of deinked recycled fiber. In addition to reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills, recycling paper also cuts the production of landfill methane from decomposing waste, a major contributor to climate change. This alone has avoided the creation of more than 20 million metric tons of CO2 equivalents a year in the United States.

Bioplastics do produce significantly fewer greenhouse gas emissions than traditional plastics over their lifetime. There is no net increase in carbon dioxide when they break down because the plants that bioplastics are made from absorbed that same amount of carbon dioxide as they grew. A 2017 study determined that switching from traditional plastic to corn-based PLA would cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent. The study also concluded that if traditional plastics were produced using renewable energy sources, greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced up to 50 to 75 percent.

Corrugated packaging contains recycled content and is recyclable. It is also renewable, and made up of 70 to 100% recycled materials. It is also reusable. Another benefit of corrugated packaging having a high percentage of recycled components is that it requires less energy to make. Rather than producing cases from 100% virgin materials, most corrugated manufacturers make products from locally sourced recycled content—which also minimizes environmental damage caused by excessive transportation.

Organic cotton is a good sustainable solution, as it is grown without the use of pesticides, from seeds which have not been genetically modified. Organic farming practices avoid using harmful chemicals while aiming for environmental sustainability and the use of fewer resources.

Plantable paper is made from recycled paper that has been embedded with seeds during the paper making. The paper can be torn and planted after use, and requires soil, sun, and water just like normal seeds.

Hemp is 8x recyclable as compared to tree paper (upto 3x), biodegradable and compostable. Hemp stalks take 4 months to mature compared to 20-80 years for trees. It has 85% cellulose, the principal ingredient in paper, compared to wood (30%).

Sustainability demystified – The Mend dictionary breaks down keywords and concepts and simply explains the various ways we define sustainability at The Mend

Clean Packaging

We constantly strive to streamline our supply chain and ensure our packaging is clean, ethical and sustainable. Our packaging is good for your consumers, the planet and your triple bottom line.

Raw materials

Raw materials are composed of recycled/renewable/organic fibres. Each material has a construction certificate proving its authenticity. We use only recycled materials to ensure the lifetime of waste is extended to its maximum utility

Chain of custody

We use transaction certificates and bills of proof to ensure our raw materials are sourced from and distributed through a verified network.

Circular Economy

In addition to recycling your existing primary packaging, we can help you take your program one step further by also recycling your packaging. We can help you take your program one step further process your waste.

Beyond Packaging

We take our commitment to the environment seriously and offset our workforce’s carbon footprint by donating to plant trees in our “Mend Forest” and encourage our clients to offset their entire packaging footprint by contributing towards the same.

We regularly host a Green Summit to raise awareness for the need for sustainable packaging, its use cases, and the way forward, with a special focus on India, its policies and governance.


 materials or products that can be used again after they have been treated using a special industrial process (Cambridge dictionary)

Industrially compostable

Industrial composting can deal with a broader range of compostable products and operates in a highly controlled setting with specific temperatures and conditions. Industrial composting is able to apply a far higher temperature to the already pre-processed packaging material. The high heat breaks the packaging down even further, hastening the decomposition.