10 Compostable, Biodegradable Gifts That Won't Last Forever

3. Organic Bar Soap From Pangea

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Gift Guide 2012 Health

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Soap filled with triclosan and other enduring synthetics stay in the wastewater and often contain chemical foaming agents that can take up to 200 years to break down. Ew.

Pangea's beautiful bodycare products begin biodegrading in 48 hours. In addition, their 100 percent organic, pure, vegan, soaps -- in flavors like Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom, Italian White Sage with Geranium and Yarrow, and Canadian Pine with White Sage -- come packaged in compostable boxes inspired by egg cartons and made from 100 percent post-consumer content. So there. (Pangea Organic Soaps, $8 each)