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Polystyrene, more commonly known as Styrofoam for its use in the trademark plastic foam, is a type of plastic material with strong insulation and cushioning properties. These features make the material ideal for shipping, storing and packaging a wide variety of products.
However, while Styrofoam can be extremely useful and versatile, the material is also known for its harmful effects on the environment. Polystyrene is difficult to break down after disposal, contributing to the buildup of waste in the planet’s oceans and landfills. In an effort to reduce waste for a healthier environment, several alternatives for Styrofoam have been developed as sustainable replacements.
For more information about sustainable packaging solutions and alternatives to Styrofoam packaging contact Heritage Pioneer today!
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