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Full of Hot Air :: Green Packaging by Laura
August 12, 2010, 8:18 am
Filed under: Product Reviews

Recently I’ve unfortunately been ordering online for a number of things, and have received some usual suspects: under-packed boxes. Thankfully I found one interesting thing in my packaging from Oriental Trading: biodegradable air pillow bags.

It seems AirPouch produces quite a few air pillow bags for packaging, and has recently started using this EarthAware™ biodegradable (EGDC) and recycled material (RGT) for strong, durable air pillows that improve protection while reducing packing and shipping costs yet are environmentally friendly.

Biodegradable DuraClear™ 2000 (EGDC) is a linear low density polyethylene that contains a proprietary additive that causes biodegradation of the poly in nine months to five years, depending on exposure conditions.

I know I look forward to chucking my plastic baggies in my compost pile!

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They may not biodegrade in your compost pile. Some kinds of biodegradables need direct sunlight or other specific conditions to degrade.

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