What’s the Best Kind of Plastic?

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.

Are Degradable, Biodegradable And Compostable Plastics Good Fo…

Not all ‘eco’ plastics are created equal. 🤔

Posted by 1 Million Women on Thursday, October 26, 2017

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.
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