We are excited to announce that we will no longer offer non-sustainable polystyrene foam packing peanuts to customers and clients. This decision was made due to the negative environmental impact of these traditional packing peanuts and their unpopularity among consumers.
Non-sustainable polystyrene foam packing peanuts have long been a staple in the packaging industry, but they are increasingly being recognized as an unnecessary component of environmental pollution and can take up to 500 years to decompose.
We recognize the need to reduce our carbon footprint and are committed to providing environmentally responsible packaging solutions that use the least amount of packaging possible.
"We have made the decision to stop offering polystyrene foam packing peanuts to our clients as part of our commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility," said Ryan Gallagher, President & CEO of Rocket Industrial. "Our mission at Rocket Industrial is to 'Package With Less,' and eliminating non-sustainable packing peanuts from our product line is an important step toward that goal. We believe it is our responsibility to provide our customers with smart, minimal, sustainable, and eco-friendly packaging solutions, and we will continue to innovate in this area."
In addition to their environmental impact, traditional polystyrene foam packing peanuts are also among the least popular packaging products among consumers. Many people find them to be messy, difficult to dispose of, and a nuisance to handle.
We are committed to providing our clients with innovative packaging solutions and will work to phase out its inventory of non-sustainable polystyrene foam packing peanuts over the coming months. We offer a wide range of sustainable packing void fill options that are both cost-effective and eco-friendly. Check out some of our sustainable packaging materials that are great alternatives to packing peanuts.