Change of legislation the grace period is over in exporting to New York; don’t get stung with a fine.
Recently New York has became another major
city to join a growing group of cities in banning expandable polystyrene foam
(EPS). In use today EPS products are as such; Cups, bowls, plates, take away
containers, trays and most important to our customer base packing peanuts.
In the US it is marketed under the name
Styrofoam invented in 1941. It is estimated that Americans alone throw away 25
billion polystyrene coffee cups a year.
It is through one simple fact like this
that make the issue stand out, especially considering that polystyrene is a
form of polythene it is difficult to recycle.
How does this affect our customers or us?
Well as a packaging supplier, a common
product is AÎÌøloos fill® polystyrene which has been used for years by companies
to pack items. In the AÎÌøUS’ they refer to this product as packaging AÎÌøpeanuts’ as
it is made out of polystyrene it has now been banned
If you export to New York you have to be
careful, as of the 1st July the New York Port authority. Set the ban
and gave companies 6 months to comply or fines will apply. That grace period is
If for your packaging operation, loose fill
chips are your preference. There is good news, our AÎÌøpackaging Peanuts are made
from starch, not polystyrene. Which makes them 100% biodegradable and 100% compostable.
So don’t run the risk, if shipping to New York we advice putting some proof of
this in the parcel.
PaperNuts are a new kind of quality void
fill paper that minimizes damage from shock, vibration and the migration of
goods within the box. The interlocking PaperNuts are approximately 30mm x 100mm
in size. As a product they are recycled, recyclable, reusable, compostable,
biodegradable and sustainable from renewable resources
Tardis Paper rolls are simple, cost
effective and easy to use void fill paper system. The Tardis paper is a strong
void fill paper that offers a superior level of protection to our products and
offers 50% more void fill than flat or smooth paper.