Snippet: iPod EarPod Packaging is Biodegradable ☇

Shared on October 18, 2012

With the new iPod nano and iPod touch, Apple’s included EarPods are packaged with a biodegradable material that breaks down in water. This was demonstrated and reported on by Lance Ulanoff for Mashable:

The EarPod case doesn’t completely disappear, but when placed in warm water, it pretty soon becomes pliable, and soon falls apart. After a few minutes, the result is a bunch of pulp (see inset photo). Do not, however, try to dip the iPhone 5‘s EarPod case into water. That thing is all hard plastic.

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