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Growing a Replacement for Styrofoam


Green Lifestyle  (tags: styrofoam replacement, eco-friendly, environment, recycling, sustainable )

Nancy
- 416 days ago - organicconnectmag.com
"Thousands of plas­tic foam pack­ag­ing parts are being replaced today by our Restore Mushroom Packaging, which is now being sold by our part­ner, Sealed Air," Bayer explained.



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Arielle S. (317)
Monday July 29, 2013, 8:54 am
Styrofoam never breaks down - so I think this is just fantastic -
Aside from being rapidly renew­able, these mate­ri­als achieve a Class A fire rat­ing with­out any chem­i­cal fire retar­dants, and have low to no VOC emis­sions. Unlike many types of insu­la­tion, you don’t need a face mask or gloves to install it.”

Packaging, of course, is a prime can­di­date. “Thousands of plas­tic foam pack­ag­ing parts are being replaced today by our Restore Mushroom Packaging, which is now being sold by our part­ner, Sealed Air,” Bayer explained. “This pro­tec­tive pack­ag­ing mate­r­ial is formed into custom-engineered shapes to pro­tect every­thing from com­puter equip­ment to fur­ni­ture. When cus­tomers get a pack­age that uti­lizes Mushroom Packaging, they can com­post the pack­ag­ing at home or have it sent to an indus­trial com­post­ing facil­ity. While plas­tic foams will last for­ever in a land­fill, Mushroom Packaging will return nutri­ents to the soil.”
 

Jabi Yeonnmin (170)
Monday July 29, 2013, 5:15 pm
ty
 

Shawna S. (43)
Monday July 29, 2013, 9:31 pm
Thanks Nancy :")
Great alternative to foam.
 

Anette S. (24)
Monday July 29, 2013, 9:39 pm
great news

noted
 

kx b. (5)
Monday July 29, 2013, 10:59 pm
and possibly feed the fish and birds that are starving from lack of nutritional food that is replaced by all the plastic floating in the plastic patch which now might be replaced by something they can eat and actually derive some food value from.of course replacing the tons of other plastic types with something like natural plastic types that go in to polluting the oceans would help too.
 

John Gregoire (255)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 6:34 am
the sooner the better
 

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 5:26 pm

In the past few years we have seen an amazing number of new and creative ideas for greener, healthier world.
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 6:28 pm
WOW - this is exciting. Finally we can get rid of those horrid plastic peanuts! Noted with thanks.
 

Pat A. (117)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 11:59 pm
My word this is AMAZING!!! Thanks so much for this Nancy - perhaps if we all work together we can save the world after all!
 

Helen Porter (40)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 5:04 am
Now that's GOOD news.

Every evening when I go over to McDonalds to watch the news, I try to remember to take my McDonald's coffee cup with me. Sometimes I tell the guy or gal who waits on me, "I'm trying to help save the planet. One cup isn't much but 365 of them!!!
 

federico bortoletto (34)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 9:01 am
Notato
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 9:03 am
Great to read...those packing chips sold in 50lb bags in Fed Ex and UPS stores have always disturbed me.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 11:07 am
What a great advance in recycling technology.
 

Shanti S. (0)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 1:23 pm
Thank you.
 

Ann L. (34)
Friday August 2, 2013, 7:00 pm
Great idea. Plastic foam for package, should have
gone years ago.
 

Teresa Cowley (274)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 7:03 am
Sounds good!
Signed and shared--thanks Nancy.
 
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