I often tell people I have the best customers in the World. I mean it. Here's one example of just how wonderful they are. Above is a picture of how the Pure Coverz products are shipped. Each order is packaged not in plastic but in a reusable fabric bag. It's classy, it's thoughtful and it is one more example of just how lucky I am to have the privilege of working with such a great group of like-minded businesses.
Styrofoam -- it is a wonderfully light packing material. It protects fragile products in shipping. It is rarely recycled and is hard to contain. (I know you have had a piece break and the static cling has made it hard to get all the tiny piece.) I like the cornstarch "peanuts" that dissolve with water. That's a big improvement. However, check out this latest development: Mushroom-Based Packaging. They are growing mushroom fibers on waste like cotton seed, wood fiber and buckwheat hulls into the forms needed for shipping fragile items. Sounds like a good idea to me. They say it uses 98% less energy than Styrofoam and, in my opinion, the real fabulous thing is that once you are "done" with it you can add it to your garden or compost pile. No more bags and bags of huge Styrofoam trash to try to figure out what to do with. I like it!
Next time I buy something that comes with Styrofoam packaging I am going to make it a point to tell the company about this alternative.
Founder of Harmony Art organic design.