We are proud to announce that QtAlbums is taking new steps to be more eco-friendly. Many of you have expressed the importance of reducing the amount of plastic used in our packaging. We wanted to fulfil that commitment without compromising on the safety of your albums during transportation, so we've purchased a special device allowing us to make our own biodegradable air cushions, rather than traditional plastic bubble-wrap.
is taking new steps to be more eco-friendly
The air cushions can be reused, recycled or composted. Made from HDPE type 2, they are non-toxic. A special additive causes the film to completely break down in 12 to 24 months when in the presence of moisture, micro-organisms and oxygen, leaving no toxic or heavy metal residues. Compare that with this fact: Since plastic was invented, everything that has ever been made from it still exists. It won't start breaking up for about 700 years, but that break-down isn't pretty. It will “photo-degrade” – which means it will turn into little toxic bits of itself. So 12 months or 700 years? There's only one choice, and we thank all of you who shared your thoughts so we could find new ways to meet your needs.
We are happy to be doing our part for the planet. And we're thrilled to be able to provide you with another little reason to feel good about choosing QtAlbums as a partner in your business.
We would like you to do your part for the environment so please remember to recycle the film correctly.