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Mailing letters and packages have a large carbon impact, so if you must mail something, follow the lead of many eco-friendly companies by re-using packing peanuts, newspaper, air bubbles, and other packaging materials. In addition, don't immediately recycle cardboard containers (like cereal boxes, or any other items you buy), re-use them as shipping containers. You can simply remove the labels, and place new ones overtop.

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User Comments
 This is a great idea and can really bring out your "creativity". My favorite is using pages out of a magazine to make envelopes. I've also used old posters and calenders to wrap presents.
lolazion - 8/26/2009 8:48:01 PM  

 If you use Ebay, this is an easy cost saver.
DMMike - 4/21/2010 11:32:38 AM  


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