Saturday, April 20, 2013

Guest Post - The Breakdown on Vinyl
by Nathan Lucas

You have probably heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is the result of non-biodegradable plastic waste. Since it’s already larger than the size of Texas (a state that takes at least twelve hours to drive across) wouldn’t it make sense to reduce the use of non-biodegradable plastic? Decreasing use of anything from disposable silverware and soda bottles to sheets of vinyl used for advertising and industrial grade PVC could help slow down the growth of waste accumulated in the environment.

Fortunately, there are already companies taking action to reduce the amount of non-biodegradable waste they produce. For instance, a sign company called Signazon has found a way to reduce the use of vinyl by supplying their customers with a sustainable alternative named EZ-Stick. EZ-Stick was designed so that it can be recycled and degrade naturally over time. Though it takes time to decompose, it will not remain in our landfills or the ocean forever. Adding to that, EZ-Stick is free from PVC and harmful toxins like phthalates. For those who aren’t familiar with the effects of phthalates, they have been identified as endocrine disruptors and have been tied to reproductive and neurological damage.

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Fortunately, the quality of the product does not have to suffer when searching for greener solutions. Not only is EZ-Stick safe for the environment, it actually turns out to be more convenient than vinyl since it allows for friendlier installation. Firstly, reusable EZ-Stick fabric decals will not wrinkle or tear so they are easy to maintain, and they can last up to 3 years without curling or losing its hold. It is so user friendly that you can remove and reposition your design hundreds of times without losing holding power. Lastly, it can be easily installed on ANY flat surface – as long as they are non-porous. This green alternative is a win-win solution for sustainable substitutes.

Please spread the word about our green decal material so we can slowly wean off of buying non-biodegradable vinyl- especially when EZ-Stick better suits their needs because vinyl isn’t reusable, repositionable, or biodegradable. EZ-Stick is truly a miracle product, and Signazon is proud that they can offer it as alternatives for products like wall decals, removable decals, and decorative wall signs. It would be shame for people to miss out on this.