This is Hero Packaging.
Created by Anaita and Vik, a husband and wife team from Sydney. We make Earth-saving, home-compostable, zero-waste packaging products that are also kinda cute. But don't let the cuteness fool you. Our company is serious about making a difference. We've been around since mid-2018 and have supplied tens of millions of home compostable mailers
globally. We're a Certified B Corporation, Carbon Neutral, and our products are certified
compostable to the highest global standards.
We donate over 20% of all profits to charity
In 2022, we officially committed to donating at least 20% of all profits to charity. So far, we have contributed to Greening Australia, Ozharvest, Children's Ground and Starlight Children's Foundation.
Founded by us.
We are Vik and Anaita, a husband and wife duo who are committed to removing single-use plastic from packaging on a global scale.
But who are we, really?
We are business owners, parents of three little girls and two dogs. The reason we run Hero is so we can work together, give back and do good for the planet.
We now have a team of 12 amazing people who keep the wheels turning and our customers happy.
Hero Packaging Today
Our Head Office is based in Australia and we have distribution warehouses in Australia and the USA.
On a daily basis, we send over thousands of HEROPACKs around the world.
To date, we have saved over 20,000,000 plastic mailers from entering the planet which means 20,000,000 single-use plastic bags were stopped!
We work with small to large businesses globally, including Boom By Cindy Joseph, STUDS, Beginning Boutique, Cue Clothing, Birdsnest, HoMie, and Moana Bikini.
We started with compostable mailers and now we have a range of products such as padded mailers, compostable tape, compostable labels, direct thermal printers, hex wrap, water activated tape and Australia's first water-soluble garment bag and shopping bag!
How did it all start?
Hero was created after our first e-commerce retail business, where we were shipping over 80-100 products a day…in plastic. When we would see our customers opening up our packages, we started to feel incredibly horrified at the amount of waste we were creating (and we were just one business!). The real cherry on top of the plastic pie, was when our 2 girls were in our office during school holidays and were sitting amongst a pile of plastic, playing with the bubble wrap. We knew there had to be something better. We googled alternatives to plastic mailers and the only solution we could find were paper-based packaging. It was a great idea, but not water proof so it wouldn’t work for our products.
During our research, we had come across companies across the world doing amazing things for sustainability (like turning pineapple leaves into leather!), but there wasn’t a single eco-friendly solution to replace plastic shipping mailers. From that moment, we were on a mission to create that solution. And after testing a bazillion different materials, we found a material that was compostable, but also water proof, super durable and acted like plastic in the shipping process, but would break down in a compostable environment.
OMG, did we just solve the Plastic problem?
Well no, but we did find a replacement for those pesky plastic mailers. And we were stoked! We visited our manufacturer to talk to them about our plans and we walked away feeling excited. We knew we found our ideal solution, but wanted to know if any other businesses would be interested. We posted about it on social media and (whoa!) the response was phenomenal.
So, we put our business hats back on and developed mailers in the sizes and colours that you see today.
What did we learn along the way?
We have learnt that recycling as a solution to the plastic problem is not enough. 90-95% of items that go into the recycle bin end up in landfill, and in that environment, they act like single-use plastic and last for hundreds of years. They also excrete micro-plastics into the environment.
No Bullsh*t Mailers
We made mistakes when we started because we tested a number of variations of compostability and durability and they didn’t all work out. But we have now perfected our HEROPACKs and we are obsessed with them. There are no false claims in our packaging nor is there any greenwashing. We know that compostable mailers aren’t the perfect solution. But they are the best solution for now. They are robust in shipping, have double strips so they can be reused and they are certified by Australian BioPlastics as home compostable.
Talk to us directly!
If you’re like us, you love getting to know the people behind the brands and there’s only so much we can say here, so email us any time to have a chat:
For any general enquiries, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org