In celebration of Earth Day, on April 22, The UPS Store , located at 7283-101 Hwy 42 W, in Middle Creek Commons, is encouraging consumers to help protect the environment by bringing in clean, foam packaging peanuts of all sizes, shapes and colors for reuse. This is part of an ongoing effort by The UPS Store to increase peanut recycling throughout the year.
According to the Plastic Loose Fill Council, an organization founded in 1991 to promote the reuse of polystyrene loose-fill, more than 30 percent of plastic loose-fill is used again. For business centers like The UPS Store, that reuse rate can be as high as 50 percent.
“We applaud Earth Day for the awareness it brings to green initiatives,” said Donna Wray, at The UPS Store franchisee. “It’s our responsibility to assist Earth Day’s efforts every day by providing a convenient solution in the [insert city] community to recycle this commonly-used packaging material.”
For additional information about peanut recycling, visit the Plastic Loose Fill Council’s Web site at www.loosefillpackaging.com.