Category Archives: Packing materials

Recycle Christmas Wrapping Paper

With Christmas rapidly approaching, we hope you’re planning for holiday recycling. In America, we throw away 25% more trash from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day than at any other time of year. This extra garbage amounts to 25 million tons … Continue reading

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Recycle Big Chunks of Foam

ALLIANCE OF FOAM PACKAGING RECYCLERS Expanded Polystyrene is known as EPS, and it is the foam, disposable packaging used when shipping items like TVs and computers. Check this link to see if there’s an EPS drop off in your area, … Continue reading

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Common objects repurposed at local art studio

You just never know what common items you have around the house that can be repurposed into beautiful new items!  Concord, NC native Jessica Garmon opened a recycling art studio recently, naming it “Trashed”.  Her creative ideas are inspiring others … Continue reading

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UPS keeps packing materials in the loop

UPS BROWN STORES The UPS stores will accept clean bubble wrap and peanuts to reuse as packing materials. Check “select your location” to find the closest UPS Store in your area.

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Packing Peanuts can be repurposed to help a soldier

    OPERATION HAPPY NOTE Operation Happy Note is a volunteer effort that sends musical instruments to deployed service men and women throughout the world, and they need your help with packing materials. Over 2700 instruments have been sent since … Continue reading

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