Starting with their Spring 2010 line, over 70% of Matix goods sold will be packaged in OXO-BIODEGRADABLE polybags, as part of the Matix Pollution Solution program.
Conventional Plastic remains in the environment for hundreds of thousands of years. Plastics block sewers and drains, they kill wildlife in the rivers and oceans, and they pollute our streets, beaches and countryside and Matix is doing the best it can to reduce our company’s dependence on harmful plastics.
OXO-BIODEGRADABLE plastics are entirely compatible with recycling and are Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) Certified. OXO-BIODEGRADBLE plastic harmlessly fragments and biodegrades into nothing more than water, with a tiny amount of Humus carbon dioxide.
The Matix Pollution Solution program was initiated in 2008 with the removal of the plastic “Shred-it Card” that came standard on all Matix boardshorts. Those were replaced with one biodegradable Pollution Solution trash bag in an effort to encourage everyone to pick up just one bag of trash when they hit the beach, imagine the positive impact on the environment if everyone did so! Matix would like to encourage everyone out there to reduce, reuse and recycle, as we can either be part of the problem or part of the solution. Be part of the solution and protect what you enjoy!
The other 30% of our goods sold are packaged in #4 low-density polyethylene (LDPE) poly bags, which are safe and recyclable. We will continue our efforts till 100% of Matix goods are sold in biodegradable polybags.