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Bag Styrofoam Packing Peanuts Upon Arrival

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Styrofoam peanuts are not degradable and linger in the environment indefinitely as a pollutant. However, they can be reused by small packing businesses and even in the bottom of a large flower pot. This is a guide about bag Styrofoam packing peanuts upon arrival.
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June 24, 2010

Be kind to the environment (and your neighbors). Grab a bag when receiving a package with foam packing "peanuts" and place the pieces into the bag immediately; tying off the top when done. Should you have a need to use this type of packaging you have them right at hand. If not, place the tied off bag into your trash. This prevents loose pieces from spilling out of the trash can on pickup day and being scattered throughout your neighborhood.

By Tahloolabelle from Ventura, CA

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June 25, 20100 found this helpful
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Don't throw them away, reuse them or donate them to a shipping company or a local business that does a lot of shipping. You should also check that they are not the decomposing kind, some are made out of a vegetable starch that breaks down in water, just test one in a little water to see, if it does break down, you can toss them on the lawn or garden while you water, or if you're in a hot climate, wait until Christmas and make it snow, my neighborhood kids loved it.

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June 24, 20100 found this helpful

The next time you purchase something that is shipped with the Styrofoam packing "peanuts" in it, immediately put them into a bag and tie it off or seal it.

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Non-recyclable loose "peanuts" placed into a trash can may scatter when the container is emptied, leaving you or a neighbor with a real mess to clean up. (Yes, I am the neighbor!)

By Tahloolabelle from Ventura, CA

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Bag Styrofoam Packing Peanuts Upon Arrival

Thanks for posting this. I also find a lot of them on the roadside when I'm picking up litter. (03/01/2010)

By littergitter

Bag Styrofoam Packing Peanuts Upon Arrival

I use the "peanuts" in the bottom of my planters instead of rocks. They are lighter, so much easier to move, and they don't break down. And I am recycling. (03/02/2010)

By laidback arcing

Bag Styrofoam Packing Peanuts Upon Arrival

And you know - as long as we're bagging them, we could also keep a bag or so of them around for when we're packaging something to mail. I'm always hunting for bubble wrap and the like. (03/02/2010)

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By G. Lomax

Bag Styrofoam Packing Peanuts Upon Arrival

After I fill a trashbag or two, I offer them on my local freecyle site for people who sell on e-bay or have their own business. It helps them and keeps them out of the landfills.

http://www.freecycle.org/ (03/03/2010)

By Maryeileen

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