We live on this beautiful planet just like you do! So, we're excited to assure you that when we box up the items you order, we take care to not only pack them right to ensure they arrive in top condition, but to also use the most environmentally friendly packing materials possible. Your order will be packed with AirSaver® pillows made of HDPE 2 plastic that's eco-friendly, reusable, recyclable, and BPA free. It contains no heavy metals, allergens, or harmful fumes. Plus, AirSaver donates a portion of each purchase to charities in the areas of environment, education, healthcare, and poverty. Now, isn't that how you want your items packed?
Entertainment Earth branded AirSaver pillows proudly display the Reuse - Reduce - Recycle HDPE 2 logo.
So, what is HDPE anyway, and why is it such a big deal?
Is HDPE plastic recyclable?
Per AZoCleantech, a leading online Clean Technology resource, products made from Type 2 HDPE recycled plastic are considered eco-friendly because they're made mainly from post-consumer products and are recyclable at the end of their useful life. HDPE plastic is the most environmentally stable of all plastics, giving off no harmful fumes into the environment. For more information, please click here.
Let's talk about sustainability.
ACM Technologies, Inc., the developer and distributor of the AirSaver product line, has this to say: Most plastics used in the products you buy have the numbers 1-7 inside the "chasing-arrow" symbol usually located on the bottom of the container. These numbers are resin codes developed by the plastics industry to help us sort plastics for recycling. The majority of air pillows are made with low- or high-density polyethylene plastics, which are recyclable materials like milk jugs, water bottles, and grocery bags. AirSaver pillows can also stay inflated for a few months and be reused or recycled to minimize environmental impact. Plus, with every purchase of AirSaver products, a portion of the proceeds are donated to support charities in the areas of environment, education, healthcare, and poverty.
Want to know more about HDPE and why it's so advantageous to our future?
Arete Industries, a full-service design and manufacturing company, provides the following excellent explanation: HDPE is one of the most popular materials employed in manufacturing today. In its pure form, it's used to make many different types of products and is often recycled to create a composite material for manufacturing as well. Here's why it's so important to our future:
- HDPE is an acronym for High Density Polyethylene.
- High Density Polyethylene is a polyethylene thermoplastic made from petroleum. HDPE is commonly recycled and made into composite wood or plastic lumber.
- HDPE is a Type 2 plastic commonly used in making containers for milk, motor oil, shampoos, conditioners, soap, detergents, and bleaches.
- HDPE is also used to make toys, food storage containers, marine products, drain pipes, food preparation products, and outdoor signage.
- HDPE is known for its high strength-to-density ratio (the maximum stress a material can withstand).
- Products made from Type 2 HDPE recycled plastic are considered eco-friendly because they're made mainly from post-consumer products and are recyclable at the end of their useful life.
- Post-consumer products used in the making of HDPE include bottles such as those for milk and detergent. Approximately 8-10 recycled milk jugs make up a pound of HDPE material.
- Over 115 million milk jugs are recycled each year in the making of HDPE recycled plastic.
- HDPE does not contain BPA, phthalates, heavy metals, or allergens.
- HDPE plastic is the most environmentally stable of all plastics, giving off no harmful fumes into the environment.
- Manufacturing HDPE plastics requires only a fraction of the energy required to produce steel from iron ore, further contributing to its classification of being eco-friendly.
- HDPE recycled plastic is essentially maintenance free, with exceptional resistance to salt spray, oil, moisture, fading, insects, graffiti, splinting, warping, and other hazards of environmental exposure common to wood or wood fiber composite products.
- Healthy Buildings recommends HDPE resin-based products as the most environmentally friendly building material.
- When HDPE is recycled, it's available in both profile lumber and sheet form, allowing for many popular outdoor products such as waste and recycling receptacles, decking, bike racks, benches, picnic tables, fencing, and furniture.
- HDPE products are used in many market settings, including hotels and resorts, colleges and universities, food service, retail, golf courses, municipal parks, and public venues.
- The use of HDPE materials also contributes toward satisfying LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits and certification.
- Source: https://areteindustries.us/hdpe-plastics/
Aren't you glad Entertainment Earth uses AirSaver pillows made of HDPE 2 plastic?