Do you know how bad Polystyrene filling in beanbags is?
Well we know how bad it is and that’s why we make foam filled bags.
Here are the terrifying reasons why….
Hazards to the Environment – Non-biodegradable!
Every time you purchase a “beanbag” the discarded polystyrene does not biodegrade for hundreds of years and is resistant to photo-oxidation – Photo-oxidation is the degradation of a polymer (polystyrene) in the presence of oxygen or ozone so no matter how long its in landfill it won’t breakdown.
Most polystyrene products are currently not recycled due to the lack of incentive to invest in the compactors and logistical systems required. Due to the low density of polystyrene foam, it is not economical to collect. So, the beans are just placed in landfill where they can be picked up by the wind and littered all over the ground and in our waterways.
Hazards to the living – unwanted Ingestion
Polystyrene balls which cheap bean bags are filled with, can be a serious choking hazard to small children. If a child swallows or inhales these small balls, then they can choke, or the airway can be blocked making it hard for them to breathe.
Animals do not recognize polystyrene as an artificial material and may even mistake it for food. Polystyrene pieces blow in the wind and float on water, due to its low specific gravity. It can have serious effects on the health of birds or marine animals that swallow them and frequently causes death.
Solution – Buy a JellyBag!!
You can still have a comfy bag, but it’s not a “beanbag” it’s a JellyBag. Our JellyBags are filled with high-density foam off cuts from our JellyFish Mattresses, our foams are hypoallergenic and antibacterial. By using the off cuts we have almost zero waste from our manufacturing processes and our foams breakdown because most of the foams used in our bags and mattresses are GECA approved. The filling in our JellyBags are generally in large pieces, plus we use tamper proof zips on the inner and outer zips on our bag. Good for people good for planet.