Sustainable packaging tips

You’ve sold an item! Here’s some tips for packaging more sustainably before you send it off:

 

1. Use what you already have! Reuse packaging from another item you’ve had delivered - just ensure the old label is removed or covered up.

If you don’t have any packaging lying around, opt for eco-friendly packaging materials like recycled paper. If you’re in the US, you can purchase sustainable Depop-branded packaging from our partner EcoEnclose.

 

2. Choose a package appropriate for your item’s size, excessive sized boxes cause additional waste.

 

3. Use paper tape that can be recycled (but in the meantime use up the cellotape you already have).

 

Important note:

Make sure it is packaged properly so that it doesn’t get damaged in transit. Some carriers may have their own packaging guidelines, it's good to double-check this information.

Check out our packaging guide for more tips. 

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