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The Environment

Global warming, the Kyoto Agreement, protection of the environment, eco friendly are all words that are in the current consciousness and it is against this background that Friendly Planet was created. Friendly Planet is a company specialising in eco-friendly or environmentally friendly packaging. 

Biodegradable packaging is packaging that after use simply biodegrades harmlessly back into the earth. This helps significantly in reducing the amount of packaging that needs to go to landfill and in addition conserves energy as the biodegrading process does not require external energy.

The environment and its protection against the impact of global warming are uppermost in peoples minds. It is therefore more and more important that daily tasks are environmentally friendly. For example the daily shopping for fruit and vetables does not mean that the disposal of the packaging needs any longer to damage the environment.

Fruit and vegetable packaging trays can now be fully biodegradable and like the actual produce they contain, can return to the soil and decompose quite naturally. The terms biodegradable and compostable are interchangeable as they both refer to the natural biological degrading process by which plant material is broken down and the components returned to the soil.

Biodegradable or compostable packaging is preferable to recyclable packaging because recyclable packaging, though better than non recyclable packaging, still requires external energy to be provided to bring about the recycling process. Biodegradable or compostable packaging does not require this as it is simply part of the natural cycle.