Tag Archives: waste management

Post-holiday packaging?

You took advantage of the convenience of online ordering. The gifts were a hit! Now the holidays are over and you’re left with a huge stack of boxes and packing materials. Before tossing boxes into the recycle bin, consider how you might reuse them instead. Free online marketplaces like Freecycle, Craigslist, or Nextdoor often
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“Foam” for the holidays? Say no!

Chances are, many of the mail-ordered gifts arriving this time of year are nestled in polystyrene foam packaging. In many communities, expanded polystyrene (referred to as EPS or Styrofoam™) is not allowed in curbside recycling carts or accepted at local dropoff locations. Why is that?
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