Many of us are familiar with the shaky fear associated with packing a foam cooler purchased from the store with food, drinks, and ice. Many of us have witnessed or experienced a foam cooler disaster. A fully loaded foam cooler, bought at a bargain price from a convenience or department store, collapses and spills everything inside. They have a bad reputation for being so common.
These types of cooler meltdowns can be completely avoided. As a consumer, you can take immediate action by considering these key criteria when purchasing foam packaging for outdoor activities such as fishing, camping, and picnicking.
Don't be fooled by a "CHEAP" price
Expanded polystyrene foam coolers that are the cheapest are more expensive than you might think. They break so easily and must be replaced. The cost of transporting them to recycling comes into play, as well as the time required to recover from a cooler failure. Even though they taste great with mustard, ham sandwiches with beach sand in them is a terrible choice. You may spend more on a quality cooler than you would on a cheaper one. However, there is no worry about whether it will break or not. The cooler can be reused and used for other purposes. And, in the end, you'll save money.