As we become more and more conscious about the effects that we are having on the earth, we try harder and harder to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to live up to the standards we set for ourselves.
Though we try hard, sometimes it can be difficult to determine what’s actually eco-friendly and what’s not. And even when we do our best, we can always do better. And this is the exact reason that we are so dedicated to improving our sustainability and improving the impact that we have on the environment around us.
We start our eco-friendly initiatives from the very beginning, ensuring that we only work with manufacturers who implement cleaner processes. Because being eco-friendly is so important to us, we dedicate a great deal of time and research into searching for manufacturers who live up to our “green” standards. We only delegate manufacturing work to companies who prove to implement high standards in regards to saving energy and reducing waste during the production process.
Not only do we ensure that we use only the softest, highest quality materials in our bean bags, but we are also very careful to partner with companies that meet our sustainability standards. We are always careful to ensure that all of our partners are formaldehyde free, as well as heavy metal free, phenol free, and phthalate free.
But while we do our best to ensure that all of our partners are environmentally friendly, we also want to ensure the longevity of our products. In return, we only use the highest quality of materials that are resistant to deterioration. In other words, we only accept the best materials, use high quality products, and work with manufacturers who have a solid and professional reputation in the bean bag world.
Our Bean Bag Fillings - Expanded Polystyrene Beads (EPS)
All of our bean bags are filled with 100% virgin expanded polystyrene beans that are strong, durable, and eco-friendly.
How do EPS contribute to sustaining the environment?
1. Virgin EPS is safe and pollutant free.
2. EPS is actually made up of 98% air. This means it is an inert material and does not contain any gasses that may release during disposal.
3. EPS is lightweight and easy to transport. In return, it saves on transportations and fuel consumption in comparison to other materials.
Unfortunately, EPS is not biodegradable. With that being said, it can be recycled and reused in many different ways. Many people also opt to keep the beads for themselves, using them as craft materials or soil fillers for plants. As a side note, if you are searching for bead replacement, stick with virgin beads. They have a longer lifespan than recycled ones.