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Introducing Biodegradable Vinyl

Introducing Biodegradable Vinyl

With the push to go green spreading to all corners of economy, it makes sense that it would eventually reach the vinyl industry as well. Who doesn’t want to know that the giant graphic being applied to their storefront window will, in a handful of years, degrade into a powdery mixture of organic components that will nurture the environment?

 

PLEASE NOTE: This is an April Fool's Day post from 2023.

With this in mind, Verdant Vinyls, a newcomer to the vinyl manufacturing community, has taken on the challenge of creating a vinyl that will quickly return to nature and, instead of leeching petroleum-based compounds into the ground, will actually return nutrients to the earth. Verdant Vinyl’s proprietary blend of plant-based compounds and dihydrogen monoxide based adhesive pairs perfectly with all the most popular biodegradable inks. Their vinyls are guaranteed to fully degrade within three years, meaning you can feel confident knowing that your costly vinyl installations won’t sit for hundreds of years in landfills after being replaced.

 

As Verdant Vinyls’ line of vinyls is a whole new way of making vinyl, prices remain high, and graphics will likely need to be replaced yearly, as natural degradation happens quickly. As we all work together to care for our planet, we trust that the cost will be a small barrier to joining a global movement of environmentally conscious movers and shakers, paving the way forward to a bright and friendly future.

 

So, pick up your Verdant Vinyl today, and help save the world.

 

 

 

We hope you’ve noticed the date. As you may have realized, this post is a bit of April Fool’s fun. Currently, no biodegradable vinyls are available. That being said, not all vinyls are created the same and some fair better in efforts to go green than do others. If eco-friendly material is something that matters to you, check out these two options: printable paper and PVC-free films. Solvent-printable paper is obviously biodegradable. We sell a wide range of Sihl’s products. With PVC-free vinyls, most films are made of polypropylene. Polypropylene will break down in 20-30 years, compared to 400-500 years for PVC. While polypropylene is still slow to degrade, it’s an option that may get you closer to your goals.