ATP EarthDrive


Pros: uses biodegradable materials, recyclable

I got an ATP EarthDrive for Christmas.  I think it's a pretty cool product.  You can get a 1-8 GB flash drive made of eco-friendly materials (i.e. corn-based plastics).  ATP also plants trees for every EcoDrive sold as part of the EarthDrive project.  The EarthDrive itself is also waterproof, shock proof, dust proof, and electro-static dischage proof.  So it's a tough little bugger.


It's definitely a bit on the expensive side.  You can find a standard 8 GB flash drive for aounr $20-30, whereas the EarthDrive version costs about $40.  But if you're willing to pay a little bit of a premium for the low environmental impact, the EarthDrive is a cool product.  As far as I can tell so far, it works just as well as standard flash drives.

ATP EarthDrive

The ATP EarthDrive™ is the world's first recyclable USB Drive, appropriately named the EarthDrive™. With years of product development and extensive research, the EarthDrive™ is designed and built using the maximum amount of biodegradable materials (PLA), resulting in a fully recyclable product. PLA (Polylactic acid) is a biodegradable polyester derived from renewable resources, such as corn.

Additional Features4 GB or 8 GB storage capacity
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