12 Oct '11, 12pm

What Can I Do With Packing Peanuts?

BARRY ASKED : I received a large package at home and after unpacking I was unsure do with all the materials. There was the cardboard box, the tape and lots of “popcorn” inside, tissue paper and a few plastic inserts to keep things in place. Can you recycle all of this stuff from this packaging? WE FOUND THE ANSWER : When faced with a variety of materials in a package, the first thing you should always do is sort it out piece by piece. So, let’s take your cardboard, for example. This material is easily recyclable in most curbside programs (you can find your local recycling location for cardboard here ). Just remember to remove all the adhesives before tossing in the bin. Unfortunately, that tape wrapped around your cardboard box is not recyclable and will have to be tossed. Now, the packaging peanuts are a little trickier. These foam puffs are made from plastic #6, also cal...

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