I ordered some stuff recently, and for the first time, the products I bought came with these bags on top of them, between the top of the box and the product, I guess to protect it
I've learned they're biodegradable and whatnot...But they kind of disturbed me. I'm not used to them or biodegradable stuff in general; when I've ordered stuff I think I've had clear plastic bags in the packaging, and the whole of the stuff being biodegradable makes me wonder if they're safe/could cause any health issues.
The makers of these bags say on their website: "Biodegradable CELL-O air cushions are the next generation of sustainable packaging for businesses looking to address the environmental concerns of their customers. From manufacturing to disposal, Biodegradable CELL-O air cushions are made to provide superior void fill product protection while being environmentally friendly packaging. Biodegradable CELL-O air cushions are made from 100% recyclable material. Biodegradable CELL-O air cushion packaging will decompose completely within 9 to 60 months in the presence of microorganisms, whether they are sent to a landfill or end up as litter in the soil. Biodegradable CELL-O air cushions provide an eco friendly packaging alternative to other protective packaging materials.
Our biodegradable CELL-O air cushions deliver your customers a cost effective, durable air cushion that provides superior void-fill and cushioning while providing an environmentally responsible product that is lightweight, recyclable, reusable and biodegradable.
Our products contain an additive that promotes the formation of a microscopic bio-film on the surface of our CELL-O air cushions. Microorganisms in the bio-film secrete acids and enzymes that break down the long polymer chains into smaller pieces, which can then be digested by the microorganisms.
After biodegradation, the resulting material has been transformed into simple molecules found in the environment, such as carbon dioxide, methane, water, inorganic compounds or biomass with no heavy metals or harmful chemicals."
I'm not familiar with "green" packaging or recyclable or biodegradable materials, and as such, the whole idea is kinda disturbing to me.
Has anyone else gotten these bags in with their packaging if you've ordered something?