Do you have one of these? A mountain of shipping material you have been holding on to thinking one day you will reuse it? I do. Actually I have several, this is just the pile of plastic inflatable air bags. I also have bags of paper packing, styrofoam peanuts, and bubble wrap. I hate receiving this stuff in shipments - especially when I specifically request NO PLASTIC! - I hate throwing it away even more. So I stash it away with the intent of reusing it for something. The only problem is that I never ship anything out. I take plenty in, but send nothing out. I have used all the bubble wrap I can to store Christmas ornaments, the paper I am slowly feeding to my worms and will use the rest as weed barrier in my garden this Spring, but have no use for these plastic air bags.
They are taking up way too much room and have got to go. Did you know that you can recycle these plastic air bags? Neither did I. If you have some lying around take a look for a website printed on it. Mine led me to the site below.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that this manufacturer accepts their product back for recycling. According to their website: "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." I applaud companies willing to take responsibility for their products.
I would give a standing ovation to the one who heeded my request for no plastic packing material. Are you listening Amazon?