Donate Packing Materials To Local Eco-Retailers

Donate Packing Materials To Local Eco-Retailers

Sarah Rae Smith
Nov 15, 2010

With the holiday season in full swing, there's all sorts of internet ordering happening. Free shipping is our friend, but you can quickly end up with a plethora of packing materials taking over your living room. Instead of tossing them to the trash or the compost bin, try helping out local businesses instead.

Remember the Zum Laundry Soap we reviewed last week? (Our clothes still smell like oranges by the way!) Their website shares a great tip when it comes to excess packing materials. They put a call out for donations of packing materials to help supplement their existing compostable cornstarch peanuts.

They're cool enough to offer discounts for bringing them recycled packing peanut content, but even if a local company near you isn't able to offer such a thing, we still think it's a great way to support local eco-businesses. Contact a few to see if they need the sea of materials that's always packed into the boxes of your holiday purchases. Recycling and reusing are only a phone call away!

Related: 9 Ways to Reuse Packing Peanuts (And Where To Recycle the Rest)

(Image: Flickr member Robert S. Donovan licensed for use by Creative Commons)

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