Here at STAR BEADS we're committed to reducing our impact on the environment, and we can help reduce our total impact by finding eco-friendly packaging such as Glassine Paper Bags, Recycled and Reusable Grip seal Bags, and also Clear Compostable vegetable starch Bags.
We will be integrating these packaging methods in the coming months but we feel it would be dishonest to repackage current stock and throw away perfectly good packaging just because it is not Plastic Free.
Glassine is a smooth, translucent paper made through a manufacturing process called supercalendering – which polishes the paper, giving it an enamel-like finish and very smooth quality. Glassine is pH neutral, acid free, food safe, and provides protection against grease, water, air, and moisture. Because of these unique properties, it is a package of choice in seed, food, medical, and collector markets. The smooth, glossy finish gives glassine a high-end feel. And the transparent material provides an attractive display. Glassine paper is also environmentally friendly. It starts from 100% sustainability-managed forests and is 100% recyclable and biodegradable.
Bio-film clear bags made from corn starch (annually renewable) these are fully biodegradable and compostable, breaking down to CO2 and H2O.