Packing Peanut Hotline moves to Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers

There’s actually a hotline that lets consumers find out where to locate opportunities  to recycle packing foam peanuts in their geographic area.

Launched in1991, the Peanut Hotline – a national 24 hour consumer hotline and web directory –  has referred almost one million consumers to local businesses that accept loose plastic peanut fill for reuse.

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Scientists create biodegradable foam packaging

Styrofoam is recyclable but few recycling centers will accept it

Styrofoam (or polystyrene) has been the standard for packing around electronics for years. Despite the fact that numerous recycling centers for this material have sprung up around the country, few municipalities accept it as part of their recycling stream – mostly due to lack of market demand and high transportation costs.

Now an international group of scientists has created a new type of biodegradable foam made from clay and casein, a protein found in cow’s milk.

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