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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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 »

Are packing peanuts edible?

Most packing peanuts are made of Styrofoam. These peanuts are not biodegradable and should not be consumed. However, specific types of packing peanuts are biodegradable and edible. These edible pac... Read More »

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 »

Who invented packing peanuts?

Packing peanuts, which are also known as loosefill, were invented by the Dow Chemical company. Packing peanuts are made of styrene plastic filled with gas. They were also originally formed in the s... Read More »