Creative reuse for packaging

Great ideas to reduce the waste during this holiday season.

Berkshire Blanket Blog

Recycle001The holiday shopping season is in full swing and our packaging maven, Marlene, has weighed in with her crafty ideas on how you can reuse packaging.

Many items come in a box, bag or with some type of packaging.  Instead of throwing this packaging away or recycling it, please take a moment and think where you might be able to reuse some of it. While recycling is always a good option when it’s available, the process still takes considerable energy. A more environmentally friendly solution is to turn that “trash” into something useful!

Shipping boxes can be reused making wrapping irregularly shaped items easier.  Give kids an empty box and let them decorate it to make a unique gift “basket” to fill with holiday goodies and gifts. Or let their imaginations run wild and see what kinds of cool things they come up with! Cars, rocket ships, or a video arcade…the possibilities are…

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