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There are differences between biodegradable and recyclable packaging. The industry is moving towards sustainability. It’s a good idea for us to start learning the terminology for these newer types of packaging supplies.

Video Transcript:

Hi, everyone, Ricky Chu from Chu’s Packaging Supplies here. With the world of packaging heading towards the direction of sustainability, I want to talk about the differences of terminology. Two of the words that you’ll hear being bounced around a lot are biodegradable and recyclable. Biodegradable means that the components being used in the product will eventually break down naturally and absorbed back into the ground without doing anything to pollute the environment. Like our biodegradable packing peanuts.

So everybody knows about the packing peanuts. They fly around everywhere, but with our biodegradable option, that means that eventually these will just break down on their own and they’ll be gone. Recyclable like your bottles and cans means that the product can be broken down and produced again to make the same product or something similar. ‘Uses recycled content’ goes along with that concept.

So your product could use partial or fully recycled materials to produce. It is common in corrugated boxes, poly bags, and foam products. For more information on our sustainable product line, please visit our website at

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