Whenever you buy a new consumable product, whether it be a food processor, computer or vacuum, don’t forget that you can often recycle more than just the box.
- Cardboard box: Flatten and remove as much packing tape as you can.
- Plastic bags: Reuse what you can as garbage bags or for storing shoes, otherwise, place them all together inside the biggest one for recycling.
- Styrofoam: Some bear recycling symbols but every city’s program is different so contact them first.
Packing materials are produced to be thrown out, so let’s give a little extra effort to try to reuse or recycle as much as we can.