packaging peanuts are made from a plastic called polystyrene, which is also used in foam meat trays, foam and clear clamshell containers, foam and rigid plates, clear bakery containers, foam packaging, audio cassette housings, cd cases and disposable cutlery.
millions of pellets of recycled polystyrene are sold and used in the manufacturing of many useful products...like rulers and office desktop accessories, hangers, video and audio cassette housings and horticultural trays used to hold plants.
packaging peanuts are used primarily as void-fill material for light-weight items.
packaging peanuts can be torn up into smaller pieces and thrown into the air like confetti.
packaging peanuts are not recommended for use with flat, narrow, or dense products that may migrate to the edge or bottom of the carton during transit.
the main goal of pakaging peanuts is to surround the items that go inside the package with a protective cushion.
the correct term for packaging peanuts is
expanded polystyrene "peanuts"
many packaging peanuts are