Dry Ice vs. Gel Packs - Part 1: SUSTAINABILITY
So, given the yield, one lb. of dry ice can generate 3 lbs. of CO2 emissions.
Here’s a quick quiz, which of the following impact categories have phenolics (via processing and disposal) been linked to:
Climate Change, Ozone Depletion, Freshwater ecotoxicity, freshwater eutrophication, marine eutrophication, terrestrial eutrophication, acidification, human toxicity (carcinogen), animal toxicity, particulate matter.
Yeah, it’s all of them
According the the EPA only 4.3% of LDPE generated in 2018 was recycled.That means over 95% of the “sustainable” gel packs out there either went to landfill or were or diverted to Waste-to-Energy facilities.