With all the gifts being sent to us this Christmas, we are dealing with a lot of packaging materials. The newspaper we can recycle from home but all the plastic is a problem.
However, yesterday I received a box that was packaged with inflatable plastic packaging and I was excited. On the plastic itself was instructions on how to recycle it. It lead me to the website Sealed Air. There I found all I needed to do was pop holes in the inflatable plastic, fold it up, put it in an envelope with a stamp, and send it off to the address shown. It was that easy to recycle.
Upon receipt of the material, it will be ground up and re-pelletized, so it can be used to make a variety of products from trash bags to automotive parts, which can also be recycled. They also have other packaging that can be deflated and reinflated for use in the future.
So as you are recieving Holiday packages this year, check the fine print on all of your plastics and recycle or reuse if you can!
Enjoy a Happy and Green Holiday Season!