Our oceans are some of the most important bodies of water. Home to ecosystems we haven’t fully explored yet, it’s hard to imagine an Earth without them. Unfortunately, between pollution and general wasteful practices, this may be a possibility in the future. The oceans, and the life in them, are at significant risk from artificial products. As such, we must pursue ways to lessen the harm we do when shipping our goods. This is how biodegradable packing peanuts can help save our oceans.
It’s no secret that traditional packing peanuts are a great way to protect products during transport. But the plastics that give them flexibility also keep them from decomposing in the oceans. On the other hand, biodegradable packing peanuts include ingredients such as wheat and corn starch. Both naturally occurring materials, these compounds start to break down when exposed to water. Because of this, you’ll never need to worry about your biodegradable packing peanut materials finding their way into our oceans and waterways—much less harming the animals living there.
Biodegradable packing peanuts also contain non-system blocking materials. Many animals die every year from accidentally ingesting a Styrofoam-packing peanut. While the material itself isn’t toxic, these substances can block an animal’s digestive system and prevent it from passing food normally. Since biodegradable peanuts are only made from simple starches, they’re entirely safe for wildlife to consume. These materials won’t cause sickness or intestinal blockages even after fully dissolved in water.
Less Manufacturing Pollution
The most impactful way biodegradable packing peanuts help save our oceans is by reducing the pollution we create in manufacturing them. The creation and processing of traditional Styrofoam peanuts release significant quantities of carbon monoxide into the air. This process also produces water waste. Fortunately, biodegradable packing peanuts are produced by heat and steam, which can be generated by renewable resources and not release any toxins into the atmosphere.
Finding alternative packaging methods is the key to protecting the environment from lasting harm, and FunPak® is here to help you do that. Our star and heart-shaped biodegradable packing peanuts are just as safe for the oceans as they are fun and functional for you. Designed to dissolve quickly in water and provide an exciting flair to every delivery, you’re sending something that any recipient will love to open.