10th Dec 2019
Demand for sustainability and a greener Christmas ‘Present Wrapping’ moment have led to record sales of Duo UK’s GreenPE Mailing bags, which are made from sugarcane.
Duo UK has sold over 4 million (4,095,000) GreenPE mailing bags, as online retailers and logistics firms fulfil orders for the Christmas trading period. This is a 243% increase compared to the same period* last year and has saved the equivalent of around 2,400 tonnes of CO2.
The growth in sales has been driven by Black Friday shoppers thinking more about the sustainability of their online Christmas shopping.
Anthony Brimelow, Commercial Director at Duo UK, explains: “This year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping days falling in conjunction with monthly pay days has meant consumers are doing their Christmas shopping earlier and receiving a lot of goods in a short, concentrated period of time. As they sit down to wrap presents and start opening multiple deliveries, it really makes them think about the delivery packaging.
“They want this present wrapping moment to be greener and don’t want to feel guilty about taking advantage of the value and convenience of online shopping deals. We’re seeing retailers respond to this by increasingly opting for renewable and recyclable packaging materials like GreenPE.”
This means they are renewable and recyclable. Each kilogram of Green PE produced saves 2.78kg of CO2 when compared to the production of conventional fossil-based polyethylene.
The 4,095 million GreenPE mailing bags sold by Duo UK during the past 10 weeks has saved a total of around 2,400 tonnes of CO2eq. This is around 2,260 tonnes more saved than the same trading period in 2018 and the equivalent to removing CO2 from almost 19 million car miles.
Retailers who have purchased GreenPE mailing bags from Duo UK, include SportsPursuit, Brand Alley, Isabella Oliver, Forever Unique and Couture Club.
Anthony Brimelow concludes: “The greener present wrapping moment is an evolution of unboxing. Opening an ecommerce delivery is no longer simply about great design and aesthetics to deliver a memorable and shareable brand experience. It’s about enabling carbon conscious consumers to feel responsible and reassured that their packaging is sustainable.”