10 Compostable, Biodegradable Gifts That Won't Last Forever

Melissa Breyer
Living / Culture
December 11, 2012

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It's more than 50 years since the launch of icon doll Barbie, and she hasn't aged a day -- in fact, since she's said to require over 1,000 years to decompose, she won't age a day for a long, long, time.

In the festively-wrapped boxes of the holiday season, Barbie's joined by smart phones, Hot Wheels, e-readers, questionable holiday sweaters knit from polyester and boasting the twinkling of LED lights -- all destined to spend agonizingly long, drawn-out deaths in the landfill or spend an eternity swirling about in the ocean.

Avoid the ugly truth behind this pine-scented reverie of gift-bliss here with biodegradable and compostable gifts that will go gently into that good night.

1. Innovez Biodegradable iPhone Case

Above, the Innovez biodegradable iPhone case (to protect your non-sustainable smartphone) made with an advanced biodegradable material, and with an infinite shelf life until placed in an active microbial environment. (Innovez’s Biodegradable iPhone Cases, $10-25)

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