You asked and we listened — we’re going green in 2019. Crowd Cow is quitting the Styrofoam coolers and introducing biodegradable Green Cell Foam insulation. This new eco-friendly packaging is not just recyclable, it’s backyard compostable and even water soluble — meaning you can watch your waste literally disappear.
It’s a win-win-win. When you buy craft meat from from Crowd Cow, you'll feel better ordering it, we feel better shipping it, and together we all make strides at conserving our earth. Upon China’s refusal to continue accepting America’s recyclables in 2018, we believe it’s more vital than ever to do our part as a company to minimize waste as a country.
As Joe, our co-founder put it: “Good for you. You know the farms that produced your food, you’re using biodegradable materials, and you’re enjoying better meat.”
“I'm over the moon about the new eco-friendly insulation. I always felt guilty placing my order because of the Styrofoam. The guilt is now gone.”
Compost Green Cell Foam in any residential or commercial compost facility. Our backyard-compostable packaging will biodegrade in less than 60 days in a moist soil environment.
Green Cell Foam dissolves in water! Run warm water over small pieces in the sink and watch it "melt" safely down the drain — it even biodegrades in both seawater and freshwater.
Bring it full circle and light up the barbecue with Green Cell Foam. Our new eco-friendly packaging burns cleanly and safely in fireplaces, firepits and power plants.
The Fine Print
What is Green Cell Foam?
Green Cell Foam is the biodegradable, eco-friendly foam material we're now using for our insulated packaging. It’s an ASTM D6400 and BPI certified closed-cell foam that's backyard compostable, biodegradable and water soluble.
What are the additional benefits?
Manufacturing Green Cell Foam requires 70% less energy and produces 80% less greenhouse gases than petroleum-based foams.
What’s Green Cell Foam made out of?
The primary raw material is U.S. grown, non-GMO cornstarch, an annually renewable resource.
Does Green Cell Foam perform as well as Styrofoam packaging?
In summer 2018, our tests using real customers in New Mexico and Arizona in 100+ degree weather showed better performance than our Styrofoam packaging. The Green Cell Foam kept our meat frozen, even when we left test units on a cement patio in the sun at surface temperatures peaking over 130 degrees.