Made with Plastic Substrates, Conventional Desiccants Harm the Planet

Conventional Synthetic Desiccants Are Made with Plastic Substrates That Leach Toxic Micro-Plastic Into the Environment

Don’t Contribute To The Problem-Join the Sustainable Solution. Toxic Microplastics Are Overtaking Our Planet and Our Bodies! These Biodegradable Desiccants Reduce Landfill Pollution and Eliminate Plastics From the Global Supply Chain.

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Large volumes of plastic enter the environment every year resulting as persistent mismanaged waste. Plastic pollution is one of the most pressing and critical environmental issues facing the planet. It is an environmental, wildlife, climate, human health and social justice issue that impact everything including the water we drink and many of the foods we consume.


Plastic pollution is the accumulation of plastic objects and particles in the Earth's environment that adversely affects humans, wildlife and their habitat.  Plastic products include every day, single-use items such as plastic bottles, razors, toothbrushes, pill bottles, food wrappings, cups, deli containers, bags, and micro-beads used in cosmetics within health and beauty.


While individual desiccant sachets may be small in size, the cumulative quantity of plastic packaging material adds up very quickly. The chemical structure of most plastics renders them resistant to many natural processes of degradation referred to as oxo-degradable.

Oxo-degradable plastic products do not biodegrade. Instead it slowly breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces and eventually into fine toxic micro-plastics resulting in particles smaller than five millimeters in size. These fragments remain in the environment where it eventually makes its way into the food chain.

Environmental concern has led to new efforts and innovations in product development concentrated on developing sustainable alternatives in mold and moisture management within packaged goods traveling along supply chains.

Now you can eliminate a significant amount of plastic at no extra cost by replacing silica gel and calcium chloride desiccants with plastic-free biodegradable desiccants such as Micro-Pak® Dri Clay® Kraft packets.

Made with all natural bentonite clay packaged in a sustainable Kraft paper, these bleach-free, plastic-free and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified biodegradable (per ASTM D5511 and ISO 15985) desiccant packs meet US FDA requirements for contact with food and pharmaceuticals and offer the best possible protection to any product—especially those sensitive to mold and moisture like textiles, home furnishings, wood, paper, electronic appliances, medical devices, metal components and many others.

Regulatory Compliance:

  • REACH Exempt and passes all Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) tests
  • EPA compliant
  • US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) requirements for contact with food and drugs
  • CHCC Washington and Oregon

*Certificates and test reports are available on request

Proven to Out Perform Synthetic Desiccants

Micro-Pak® Dri Clay® is the most sustainable and effective desiccant on the market, defending your goods from moisture and extending shelf life. Dri Clay® sustainable moisture absorber packets are proven to reduce humidity faster and to lower levels than silica gel and calcium chloride. In addition, the production processes require zero chemical inputs or additives, as well as low energy and low water consumption resulting in a small carbon footprint. 

Micro-Pak® Dri Clay® desiccant packets are environmentally responsible, non-toxic, can be safely disposed in landfill where clay is returned to the earth in its natural state.

Featuring water-based inks and adhesives, Dri Clay® does not release harmful or toxic chemicals or plastic into the soil nor does it contaminate water systems.

There is no risk of leakage—unlike other desiccants, the top-grade clay never changes size, shape, or texture, even when at full absorption capacity. The sachet is hard to tear, dust-free, has good breathability and does not contain binders or solvents.

Close up of Micro-Pak Dri Clay Kraft Packet

Made with less packaging materials than other common desiccants, Micro-Pak® Dri Clay® is also available in five sizes to fit your packaging, allowing you to eliminate moisture economically.


If you do the math, you’ll realize those pennies you save purchasing cheap plastic alternatives really doesn’t equate to big money, but it is equating to massive damage to our Planet and consumers know this.  Don’t contribute to the problem but rather be a part of the solution. Show your customers you care about the environment while enhancing your brand along the distribution chain.  Appreciated by consumers, try these high-performing Dri Clay® biodegradable desiccant packets today.

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