A decade ago, the vast majority of packaging went straight into the all-purpose waste bin, or was burned. Today’s focus on recycling solutions means that there is far more scope for recycling, and far less need to send everything to landfill. This short guide will help you to get your packaging into the right bins.

The Basics

Cardboard and paper can always be recycled, except in some cases where decorative paper has metallic stencilling over it. Always check if you are unsure.

Packing peanuts are plastic and cannot usually be recycled. The best way to deal with them is to re-use wherever possible. If the packing peanuts can be kept clean and dry they will give plenty of service, whether you can re-purpose them into transport boxes, or use them for your own safe storage.

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