Clearing Up Confusing Terms About Plastic
Have you ever been confused (as I have) by the terms “degradable,” “biodegradable” or “compostable” when it comes to various types of plastic in which products are packaged?
Here’s a quick video from 1 Million Women that helps explain these terms relating to eco-plastic in a concise, memorable way.
As innovations in plastic continue to be developed I look forward to seeing all the Earth-friendly packaging ideas sure to follow, which will ultimately help solve the problem of plastic that lingers long after its usefulness has ended.
As Chief Marketing Officer of Norwex, I am extremely proud to help lead a company that is able to make the following statements about our packaging:
- Our shipping supplies are 100% recyclable.
- Norwex boxes and paper are compostable.
- Plastic bags used in our collections and kits are recyclable and biodegradable. They are also made from a high recycled-plastic content.
- Our packing air bags are recyclable and biodegradable.
- Packing paper is made from 100% recycled content and is recyclable.
- Even our packing tape is recyclable.
- We also partner with UPS in support of its Carbon Neutral Program to help offset carbon emitted during transportation.
Have you ever made a purchasing decision based on a product’s packaging? We’d love to hear about it. Just drop us a line below.
Have you ever been confused by the terms "compostable" and "biodegradable"?