Hero Packaging is set to introduce its new 100% water soluble inner garment bags, AQUAHERO, which are now available for pre-order.

In a world-first, the Australian company has created a transparent reusable garment bag that looks and functions like the plastic version in its strength and transparency but is completely dissolved in boiling water in 30 seconds (with no microplastics remaining) or easily composted at home.

“Our core vision has always been about being zero-waste and completely plastic free in our supply chains and retail distribution. Through innovative technology and sheer persistence, we’ve proven to the world it is possible and business savvy to make the switch from plastic and our latest product is proof of this,” Hero Packaging co-founder, Anaita Sarkar said.

AQUAHERO is manufactured in Malaysia, with the water-based inks manufactured in Germany, and are subject to the same rigorous international and Australian certification standards that apply to other Hero products. The bags come in two sizes to suit a variety of garments and are strong enough to be reused if needed. 

To date, Hero Packaging estimates it has saved around 20 million plastic mailers from entering waste streams. Its goal is to eliminate plastic from packaging and shipping in Australia and the world. 

“We feel lucky to be able to make a business out of our passion. The sustainability industry is an exciting place to be in right now and we love doing our bit to make the world a better place. Plastic-free doesn’t have to cost businesses and change doesn’t have to be a huge commitment. If we all resolve to making one small but positive switch, we can collectively change the world,” Hero Packaging co-founder, Vik Davé said.