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Got Peanuts?

At home, as well as here at Portland Phoenix HQ, I amass packing materials that I don't want to be discarded willy-nilly into landfills. The most pesky of these are those styrofoam packing peanuts -- it shocks me that they still exist -- which aren't recyclable, are annoying to store, and absorb so much static electricty that they jump out of whatever bag you attempt to corral them in.



So I was excited this morning to get my Ideal Bite daily tip, which clued me in to the existence of the Plastic Loose Fill Council. At its web site, you can search for local packing-peanut drop-off sites, where said styrofoam offenders are collected for reuse. Here are the closest sites to Portland:


Mail-It Unlimited
45 Portland Rd, U.S. Route 1
Shoppers Village
Kennebunk, ME  04043-6686
(207) 985-2087

THE UPS STORE
4 SCAMMAN STREET, STE 19-290
SACO, ME  04072-
(207) 776-5973
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