A trillion is a pretty hard number to comprehend, so let me break it down for you. It takes about 14 air pillows to fill a 12″ x 12″ x 12″ box (and that’s a very conservative estimate). If you were to fill these boxes a trillion air pillows, and then lay these boxes flat next to each other, the resulting space would take up 2,500 square miles, or enough to cover long island:There will always be a need for some air pillows for any company that ships a large amount of products. And many void fill companies do pay attention to efficient, green packaging—including some that even create biodegradable air pillows. That being said, there would be a lot less places to put their products if we were to eliminate that 2,500 square mile island of empty space. So you tell me: is oversized packaging keeping the air pillow industry afloat? If you would like to learn how to vastly reduce your air pillow consumption, shoot us an email by filling out the form below.