Apple has done quite a lot to clean up its act lately, from planning to install solar panels on its new Silicon Valley headquarters to offering cash in exchange for returning and recycling old products. The latest move from the tech firm in the name of sustainability is a new form of packaging for the iPod that dissolves in water.
The EarPod case is made of fully biodegradable packaging and designed for the fifth-generation iPod touch and seventh-generation iPod Nano. Mashable posted some photos and a video of how well it actually dissolved, and after soaking it in warm water for a few minutes, all that was left was some pulp.
There isn’t much information on the ingredients of this dissolvable paper except for some info on this page, where you can find information on “renewable tapioca paper foam material” that is likely the source. As long as there are no toxic chemicals in the paper and you don’t need the box to return a malfunctioning iPod, it doesn’t sound like a bad idea, does it?
Would you like to see biodegradable/dissolvable packaging used for more products?