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Blog entry by richgreer posted 1694 days ago 750 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Styrofoam packing peanuts.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#1 posted 1694 days ago

Haven’t seen a single package this season with those damn peanuts, little air bags and crumpled packing paper seem to be the new packing material of choice.

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#2 posted 1694 days ago

Styrofoam in general, at least cardboad is recycleable, but I have had the worst time trying to get rid of styrofoam. I know they can use it for something, rumor has it PVC, anyway, I had a lot last year and wanted to do the right thing, was driving past a building in a little town an hour from here to drop my daughter off at her home. I know I saw ( just a glance) a sign saying “We Take Styrofoam” I didn’t have it with me of course, I cant find that sign at all, I only drive on 2 streets in that little town and cant figure out which building it was. I have had everyone in the car look when we go through there, still cant find it. I really hate breaking it into little peices and filling my garbage can with the stuff, knowing it will stay in a landfill for all eternity or worse, leach chemicals into the ground. I have searched the web looking for someone locally that will take and something good with it.
Oh yeah the peanuts, had a bow full of them, one of my kids kicked and now they are all over the garage. Arrrrgh!
Thanks for posting a place for me to vent.

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#3 posted 1694 days ago

lol i agree

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#4 posted 1694 days ago

Did you know that there are news ones out that are made from cornstarch and can be thrown in the toilet and will dissolve? I pack a lot of carvings in them and don’t have to worry about the landfills – but don’t eat ‘em!


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#5 posted 1694 days ago

We love the corn starch packing peanuts – but I am not asking to have other people send them to me :-). We use them as bedding for our chickens and they like to eat them as well. You can test to find out if they are made of cornstarch by putting one in water to see if it dissolves.

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