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No more AIR PILLOWS - Amazon

Packing shipping boxes with paper.

 

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@fthunt  I hope that's true. The paper is so much easier to reuse or recycle.  So sick of slicing open the air pillows.

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Re: No more AIR PILLOWS - Amazon

I think some companies are doing away with plastics.  A Subway used paper bags for their to go bag last week.

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Re: No more AIR PILLOWS - Amazon

What's the point of packing a box with something heavy then sticking in a little piece of crumpled paper?  They'll do that with a 35lb bag of dog food and it's just a waste of paper.

 

I've received boxes with air pillows twice in the past week so they're not gone.

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Re: No more AIR PILLOWS - Amazon


@Kachina624 wrote:

What's the point of packing a box with something heavy then sticking in a little piece of crumpled paper?  They'll do that with a 35lb bag of dog food and it's just a waste of paper.

 

I've received boxes with air pillows twice in the past week so they're not gone.


@Kachina624 The plan is to eliminate them completely by the end of the year, not immediately.

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Re: No more AIR PILLOWS - Amazon

Good to know! I know we are trying so hard to eliminate plastic where we can it takes years for it to breakdown.

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Re: No more AIR PILLOWS - Amazon

I'm fine with it as long as my orders don't arrive broken or mangled.

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I'd be happy to never see another air pillow. They fill up landfills and waterways and cause countless problems for animals, sea creatures, finding clean water, and people. Paper can be recycled. 

 

The same goes for factory farms. I live in a state with a lot of them and runoff, spills, and dumps have resulted in the dirtiest waterways in the country. Add plastic and it's a disaster.

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Re: No more AIR PILLOWS - Amazon

I've never found the air pillows to be an issue. They pop easily and the plastic is very thin and lightweight. It wasn't that long ago that the environmentalists wanted us to use less paper as paper comes from forests and they were against deforestation. Now using paper by the ton is apparently fine.

 

NJ's ban on disposable plastic bags has created more trouble than it's solved. Any delivery now comes in a reusable bag (that you have to pay for) and if you have a lot of stuff delivered, you end up with dozens or even hundreds of reusable bags that never get reused. Each of those reusable bags are heavier, use more plastic, and take even longer to break down. According to one study cited by CNN, a cotton bag needs to be reused 7,100 times to make it as environmentally friendly as a disposable plastic bag. NJ came up with a reusable bag recycling program, but was soon swamped with bags. They just never die. The old disposable bags were often reused for dog waste, used kitty litter, garbage, and other similar uses while the new ones just pile up and there's not much to do with them. 

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YUP, 

we went from paper for everything:  shopping, butcher, lunchmeat (waxed) 

to plastic for everything, now going back to paper.

 

AMAZon said the paper used to stuff boxes is coming from 100% recycled content, so that a good thing!  

 

they need to come up with better ways to recycle what we use from soup to nuts!!

 

we have 2 old TV's that we can't get rid of, trash or recycle. still looking of how to dispose of.  wrote to House Rep, no reply.

 

township will take for $40 each!!  i am sorry, i pay for trash yearly, sewer rent yearly and all my other taxes to boot.  no i am not giving my township $80 to dispose of tv's.