This Material Provides an Eco-Friendly Option for E-Commerce

By: Katherine Pendrill - Feb 5, 2016
References: starchtech & starchtech
For companies that are interested in making their e-commerce operation more eco-friendly, StarTech offers biodegradable packing peanuts that can be used to ship products worldwide. Unlike traditional packing peanuts, this non-toxic material is reusable and compostable.

StarTech's sustainable packing solution consists of a cornstarch-based packing peanut that will dissolve in water, soil or compost. When shipping products, companies can use the peanuts as a fast, consistent and economical form of cushioning. To get rid of the packaging, consumers simply dissolve the biodegradable packing peanuts in hot water or add them to their compost. The packaging is non-toxic, meaning it is safe for both humans and the environment.

The packaging ultimately helps to make e-commerce more sustainable by reducing the use of harmful materials such as bubble wrap, air bags and packing peanuts.