How to dispose of your Clear Aligner mailer bag

We've found a replacement for plastic mailers.

We're making changes to be more eco friendly as part of World Earth Day.

To start, we've replaced our plastic mailers with plant-based ones. Our new mailer bags are compostable and a great solution for reducing our impact on the earth. They're robust when shipping and can be cut up and put in a home compost bin.

What if I don't have a compost bin?

You can go to Share Waste and find a place near you that has a compost bin.

It's an amazing initiative where you can meet your neighbours, recycle organics and build soil. You might also have a local compost bin that's provided by your council or community garden.

What are our mailer bags made from?

  • Corn starch, using corn not fit for consumption;

  • PLA (Polylactide), which is made from waste corn and other plants and is certified compostable;

  • and PBAT (Polybutyrate Adipate Terephthalate AKA cornstarch and bonding agents).

How long will they take to biodegrade?

Well, that will depend on the conditions they’re in. In a ‘standard’ home compost, the compostable courier satchels have been certified (AS5810 -2010) to biodegrade within 180 days (about 6 months). Under commercial composting conditions, it would happen much faster, and under a tree, it would happen slower, but it will happen.

They're even safe for worms!

The Australian Standard is one of the most rigorous in the world and includes a worm toxicity test which means that our comPOST Packs are safe to be eaten by the little, pink wriggly guys.

What will we be using our compostable mailer bags for?

Our new compostable mailer bags will be used for our Impression Kits and our new whitening kit Wonderbright.

How to get started with clear aligners

Start with Wondersmile's FREE online teeth assessment to see if your teeth are eligible for clear aligners. You can also get started by booking a teeth scan at one of our clinics. The scan is fast, easy and completely pain-free. Alternatively, if you want to skip the clinic and start the process from home, you can order one of our teeth impression kits that we'll deliver to your door.