Help Prevent Litter
Plastic #6 is a lightweight material that easily finds its way into the environment, where it can leach toxic chemicals. Make sure plastic #6 doesn’t blow away by disposing of it properly.
Takeout Containers Are Not Recyclable
Foam takeout containers are generally not recyclable. Even where certain foam products are recycled, takeout containers are often not accepted because they are difficult to sanitize.
Packing Peanuts Are Not Recyclable
Packing peanuts are generally not recyclable. There are many alternatives for recyclable packaging material. Find out how to dispose of packing peanuts.
Alternative Ways to Recycle
Recycle With Home for Foam
Visit Home for Foam to see if there is a foam recycler in your area. These recyclers will accept many foam products, including beverage and food containers. Find out more.
Ways to Reduce
Reusable Packaging For Businesses
Check out Upstream’s catalog of reusable packaging and unpackaging innovators that provide ways for consumers to obtain products, mostly food and beverages, in returnable, reusable, or refillable packaging – or they deliver products to consumers unpackaged altogether.
Ways to Reuse
Reuse Foam at Home
Use foam to refill cushions or stuffed animals that have lost their loft.