It is Impossible to Replace Styrofoam by Other Products Widely at Present


Styrofoam is widely used in packaging peanuts. Foam peanuts are a common loose-fill packaging and cushioning material used to prevent damage to fragile objects during shipping. They are also known as foam popcorn, packing peanuts or packing noodles. They are ideal for protecting fragile items such as glassware, dishware, collectibles and more. They fill extra space in boxes to prevent objects from shifting while moving, storing or shipping.


It is reported that U-Haul packing peanuts are 100% biodegradable. U-Haul customers have kept over 6 million cubic feet of Styrofoam out of landfills. Its advertising video claimed that this kind of packing peanuts are nontoxic and reusable. And a woman eats it happily in the advertising video as it is made from potato starch and corn starch. It is eco-friendly and can be dissolved in water and fluid.


It is good news that foam peanuts can be replaced by biodegradable peanuts. Nowadays, more and more people are concerned about our environment as some products can’t be easily biodegradable by soil and water, such as plastic, Styrofoam, bottles and so on. And more and more substitute products are be discovered by scientists.


However, biodegradable packaging peanuts are more expensive than foam peanuts. And it is not widely used in the foam market. The problem of Styrofoam is still weighing on us. Luckily, there is an eco-friendly way to dispose Styrofoam. The machine GREENMAX is an ideal solution for compacting Styrofoam, like foam peanuts, even big foam boxes.


What’s more, many businesses uses GREENMAX to generate revenue. Boulevard Furniture, a furniture store, purchased the GREENMAX M-C100 densifier three years ago. And it not only saved 3-4 million dollars of Styrofoam disposal costs each year, but also achieved income from selling foam scraps to GREENMAX.