While it is our deepest concern to reduce the packaging involved in our products, some amount of packaging is unavoidable due to the way the goods are transported via ocean shipments from the factory. In order to protect the integrity and quality of the bags we must pack them in plastic bags. We try our best to make sure you receive the bag in its original shape so the bags must be stuffed with paper. Each hardware is protected by a thin layer of plastic so it doesn't get scratched during transit. It is our goal to transition to 100% biodegradable corn based plastic in our packaging by 2030. Our hangtags are currently made from recycled paper.