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What’s the difference between biodegradable and compostable?
Kittw04,” Designer

Please explain the difference between biodegradable and compostable materials. I have read through several definitions but am still not quite clear on it. Both seem to end up with CO2, H2O, and biomass, while biodegradable will be degraded by microorganisms. But some compostable material might be involved with microorganisms as well. Is this right? Please share some examples of materials in these groups. Many thanks! Read 12 responses to this question: greenerpackage.com/node/1405

PVC vs. PET
Jwill,” Vice President of Operations, Chef’s Requested Foods, Packager

Can someone tell me which is a more sustainable package? PVC or PET? Read 7 responses to this question: greenerpackage.com/node/1265

What package upcycling are you doing?
EcoArtist,” Art Director and EcoArtist

I think package design is a great opportunity to see beyond the first life for the initial product and create a second life after use to upcycle it into something else. I have been upcycling packaging into art and now realize the potential of packaging. It doesn’t have to be an addition to the landfill or recycle plant. What is your company doing to upcycle your packaging? Respond to this question: greenerpackage.com/node/1447

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