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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-02-2013, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
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Any Eco-friendly shippers?

Anyone starting to consider the environment for shipping?
I am LOL or maybe it's because it's cheaper for me, either way I used to buy poly bubble mailers off ebay, quite cheap... it was like 200 for 15 dollars shipped or something
but couple months ago i ran out and then since then i've been reusing bubble mailers that i receive my packages in. (gives me a moral excuse to buy more things LOL )
and recently i've been using brown paper bags and I just tape the flaps down.
I also use brown wrapping paper and just do that because essentially all bubble mailers are, are paper with bubble in the inside.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-02-2013, 01:41 AM
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I have found used and empty liter, quart and gallon beverage bottles to be handy for filling large voids in shipping boxes.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-02-2013, 01:49 AM
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Plant based packing peanuts are better (but still not the best) for packing. Reusing newspaper is always great. Reusing boxes, mailers, and foam is great too.

But alas, I foam line boxes of shrimp I send out...

And I'm getting a sustainability degree...

(I like the using empty bottles approach, as long as they get recycled by the recipient. Lightweight, voluminous, and reused!)
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Shredded newspaper is my filler of choice. Or old electric bills, etc. that I find already in there, lol.

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." -- Steve Jobs
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-02-2013, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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There's this new type of eco friendly styrofoam made from the hyphae of mushrooms and fungi.
hopefully they become commercially viable :/

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