TIME revealed its annual list of the Best Inventions, which features 200 extraordinary innovations changing our lives. Cruz Foam is proud to announce that we have been named to TIME’s prestigious list of the Best Inventions for our Cruz Cool™ product in the Reuse & Recycle category. This award is such a massive honor, and we are so proud to be included on the list! The Cruz Cool cooler, which can insulate frozen goods for 48 hours, is made out of chitin, a polymer that’s found in fungi, insects, and shrimp. But the real difference is how it’s produced. Typically, eco-friendly alternatives to styrofoam come in odd shapes and sizes that flummox supply chains. Parent company Cruz Foam compounds the chitin with other ingredients into large flat pellets that feed into a partner’s current processing plant. Read MORE.