Are packing peanuts toxic?

Answer Packing peanuts, which are made of the polymer polystyrene, can be toxic. However, more environmentally sensitive peanuts---such as those made with corn starch--often are non-toxic and biodegradabl... Read More »

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What are packing peanuts?

Packing peanuts are small pieces of foam material that shipping companies use to cushion materials inside of boxes during the shipping process. The pieces of foam have been given the "peanuts" name... Read More »

How to Recycle Packing Peanuts?

Made of polystyrene, white and pink packing peanuts can take hundreds of years to decompose. They can be a problem for any recipient of a package containing them. The peanuts are lightweight and, t... Read More »

Can you recycle packing peanuts?

Packing peanuts are recyclable. Starch-based packing peanuts are biodegradable, non-toxic and dissolve in water. This means you can toss them in a compost pile to enrich your fertilizer. Expanded p... Read More »

How to Dissolve Packing Peanuts?

You know those annoying little packing Styrofoam pieces that get all over your house? Wish you could make them disappear? Well now you can!