Sunday, September 06, 2009

Biodegradable, compostable packing peanuts

Last week, Jerry bought a new iPod for himself. It came packed in what looked at first to be your standard styrofoam "peanuts" . Then we read the card:

Jerry immediately took one of the peanuts to the sink and turned on the faucet. Sure enough, the piece promptly disappeared.
I took the rest of them outside to our compost bin, and captured their biodegradation on video.
Too bad the iPod itself was hermetically sealed in one of those annoying plastic "blister packages". Kind of cancels out the environmentally friendly aspect of the peanuts. Oh well....

1 comment:

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