Alternatives to Styrofoam Packaging

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Styrofoam is one of the most widely used types of packaging due to it being lightweight, low cost, and heat resistant material. However, the Earth is the one paying the price. You might have noticed consumers have become increasingly conscious of the negative effects that Styrofoam has on our environment and human health. The Polystyrene that it is made from is difficult to break down, contributing to the buildup of waste on the planet. Because of this, consumers are demanding Styrofoam alternatives in their packaging. 

That is why we’ve compiled a few sustainable alternatives you can choose from:

  • Instead of the traditional Styrofoam peanut packaging, you can now buy peanuts made from cornstarch and other degradable materials.
  • There is now biodegradable foam packaging that can be used instead of styrofoam, which is made from sugar cane.
  • There is now packaging with a fiberboard that contains seeds embedded into them prior to packing. Once you remove the packaging, you can utilize the fiberboard in your own garden.
  • Other Styrofoam packaging solutions include some derived from corn, molded fiber and pulp, and poly-coated paper.

In today’s environmentally friendly landscape, consumers have become dedicated to avoiding packaging that is harmful to our planet. Here at Pioneer Packaging, we take sustainability seriously.  That is why we will work with you in shifting your traditional packaging to be more sustainable. Contact us to find out how we can help with your new sustainable packaging!

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