There are so many options when it comes to packaging materials; how do you know which one is the best choice? Styrofoam is one of the most popular options for packaging. However, this material contains a lot of harmful chemicals. Let’s take a closer look at molded pulp and styrofoam and examine which is better for the environment.
Molded pulp is an eco-friendly material commonly used as egg cartons and drink carriers. The packaging is made from recycled materials and can be recycled again after use. Molded pulp is also compostable and biodegradable, making it a great option for any packaging need. Keiding, Inc. produces custom-made molded pulp packaging for agricultural, industrial, consumer, and even specialty products. Our molded pulp is also edible for cattle, making it a great material for feeding tubs.
Styrofoam is one of the worst packaging materials for the environment, and it can even be bad for you. When heated up with food, toxic chemicals can contaminate your food, making it a hazard to your health. When styrofoam is exposed to direct sunlight, it releases harmful chemicals that can destroy the ozone layer. This often happens in landfills, when styrofoam has been sitting out in the sun all day. It’s also worth noting that styrofoam takes around 500 years to decompose! That being said, avoid this material at all costs.
Make the eco-friendly choice and switch to a renewable molded pulp today! Put the environment first and leave a green footprint on the earth. Keiding, Inc. wants to help you update your packaging. Our advanced technology allows us to customize packaging to fit exactly what you need. To get a FAST and FREE design, call (414) 353-9790.