Poly mailers are made from polyethylene. They are best suited for shipping non-fragile, or smaller items. Many companies like to use this type of mailer to package their goods as they are typically moisture resistant, tear-proof, and low-cost. They are also very flexible, so you can usually fit all types of different products in them. They do however provide minimal protection, so if you are needing to keep a delicate item safe it may be best to use a bubble poly mailer.
Bubble Poly mailers are the same as a normal poly mailer, but they have a layer of bubble wrap along the inside of the mailer that will provide additional cushion for the product. Most poly mailers are recyclable; however, it depends on how you recycle them. Usually they cannot be recycled curbside, but instead must go to a special drop off location that will accept them.
If you are looking for an environmentally friendly option, this may not be the best choice. Instead, you will want to keep reading about the paper mailers PAX Solutions now offers.
Pros of Poly Mailers:
- Resilient to tearing
- Moisture resistant
- Easy to Load / Package
Cons of Poly Mailers:
- Hard to recycle
- Minimal Protection from Rough Handling
- Static Build Up
With the growing need for environmentally friendly packaging options the paper mailer was created. Not only can you recycle them through your regular curbside service, but they are compostable as well.
Many people may think that the paper mailers would not hold up when it comes to moisture, but there are sustainable weather proofing finishes to help with that. The paper mailers are a bit more robust on their own than the poly mailers, so they do hold up to rough handling a bit better.
Just like the poly versions, there is a padded paper mailer as well if you are looking for the added protection. With this being a newer item to the market, there are however limited stock sizes available.
If you are looking to make an environmentally friendly change in your operations this can be a great choice. Contact PAX Solutions today for more information.
Pros of Paper Mailers:
- Environmentally Friendly
- Compostable & Recyclable
- Better Protection from Rough Handling
Cons of Paper Mailers:
- Limited Stock Sizes
- Higher Price Point