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Ways to recycle packaging foam?

Posted by Nick Thompson at September 26. 2006

Is there a cheap way to recycle packaging foam - you know, the common white pieces that usually come in computer boxes, TV Boxes, etc.? I work at a facility that puts machines together that are packed with this stuff - and right now we just throw it away. Would it make a good insulative material to infill cavities with in walls (to replace fiberglass batting) ???

Anyone got any ideas?

Re: Ways to recycle packaging foam?

Posted by Nick Thompson at November 01. 2006

No one has any ideas?

What about if the blocks are chopped up into mini pieces (if you look at styrofoam closely you will see its made up of little balls) and blown in like cellulose insulation?

Re: Ways to recycle packaging foam?

Posted by Brandon J. Gore at November 07. 2007
There is a really cool book that just came out called "Cool Green Stuff" by Dave Evans. This book is mainly photos of recycled items turned into furniture, etc. In it, they show a company that makes lamps out of recycled foam packaging. I assume the place an LED in the center (so it stays cool), and the foam glows. It looked pretty sweet, I may try it and see how it goes.

Re: Ways to recycle packaging foam?

Posted by abigail at October 15. 2008

Previously Nick Thompson wrote:

Sorry.....

      I have no idea about recycle packaging foam.You want to know about

interior decoration.please visit on http://www.envirooments.com.

 

Re: Ways to recycle packaging foam?

Posted by Steven Powers at May 16. 2011

You could also sew your own bean bags, and break apart the foam into those little balls and create a bean bag. And if you end up with too many bean bags you could try and sell the extra ones you don't need :D

Re: Ways to recycle packaging foam?

Posted by Jardonhu at May 27. 2012
Previously abigail wrote:

Previously Nick Thompson wrote:

Sorry.....

      I have no idea about recycle packaging foam.You want to know about

interior decoration.please visit on http://www.envirooments.com.

 

I have clicked the weisite you provided. But I can't find the goods I need

Re: Ways to recycle packaging foam?

Posted by Sydney Pro at November 07. 2015

 

Refuse Polystyrene 

Because of the particular threats that polystyrene foam represents, it is best to refuse polystyrene packaging or buy alternate products. For example, rather than buying disposable foam cups, invest in lightweight plastic cups. Rather than accepting frozen goods in foam containers, take your own durable cooler.

 Reduce Consumption 

Rather than buying over-packaged items, try to buy items with minimal or no packaging. Reuse If you have any old foam boxes in your possession, you can divert them from landfill by putting them to use in a worm farm or to grow plants from cuttings of another plant. 

Recycle Every Item Possible 

Ensure that any packaged items you buy are able to be recycled. For plastic items, check the Plastics Identification Code. Recyclable products include Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET - soft drink bottles and water bottles), High Density Polyethylene (HDPE – Juice Bottles, shampoo containers and cleaners) and PVC (detergent, shampoo and cordial bottles) 9 . Other items that can usually be placed in municipal recycling collections include glass, aluminium, paper and clean cardboard. 

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