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Old 04-16-2021, 09:05 PM
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Default STOP USING PACKING PEANUTS!!!

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Where? Where?
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Old 04-16-2021, 09:32 PM
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I took delivery of a tube combo amp that was really, really well-packed. The sender removed all the tubes and rolled them in bubble wrap. He wrapped the speaker and then filled the open combo with peanuts. Then he put it in the box and filled the whole box with peanuts.

When I opened the box, accumulated static caused the peanuts to crawl up my arms to my shoulders. I peeled them off and tried again, but the silly peanuts simply adhered and climbed my arms again. It was actually sort of creepy. Finally I thwarted them by rinsing my hands and arms before handling. I had to go back and moisten my hands and arms until I was finished emptying box and amp.

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Peanuts ain't peanuts. There are two sorts.

One sort is made out of expanded polystyrene foam. It is about as nasty a packing material as you can get. It is made from fossil fuels, it is a greenhouse emitter, you can't compost it, can't recycle it, and there is no way to get rid of the darn stuff. Avoid it like poison. Well, it is poison once it gets into the soil and the waterways. Just say no.

The other sort of peanut is made from vegetable material, usually rice. It is recyclable, compostable, and bio-degradable, and every bit as effective for protecting goods in transit. You can even eat it!

(I don't recommend eating it, it is not prepared with food-grade hygene practices and may or may not contain unwanted additives, but yes, I have tried eating one or two and I'm here to tell the tale.)
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Old 04-16-2021, 11:46 PM
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Being a stupid Brit what the ell are tou all talking about, peanuts? I eat them mainly salted with a beer 😷
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Also known as flowable packaging beads, Bain. Or packing beans. When you open a box and the item inside has been packed with a whole lot of small, light foamy things to fill up the box instead of (e.g.) foam rubber or folded cardboard, those are packing peanuts. Best not to eat them, not even with salt.
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Old 04-17-2021, 02:27 AM
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I don't think I've ever experienced "packing peanuts". When I get something potentially fragile shipped, I see bubble wrap, and possibly folded cardboard and crumpled paper for filling extra space.
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Ok got it stupid me but I remember we used them back in the 70s out of fashion now , I think it was down to health and safety just in case the got stuck in the throat , not jesting here it was the children that were being protected in case they ate them , we were poor in those days...🤢
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My wife ordered some bath bombs from a well known retailer.

The bombs themselves, admittedly fragile, took up approx 10% of the volume of the box. The other 90% was packing peanuts.

The irony is that the company makes a lot of noise about it's supposedly green credentials and how environmentally benign it's products are.
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...yes, I have tried eating one or two and I'm here to tell the tale.)
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Also known as flowable packaging beads, Bain. Or packing beans. When you open a box and the item inside has been packed with a whole lot of small, light foamy things to fill up the box instead of (e.g.) foam rubber or folded cardboard, those are packing peanuts. Best not to eat them, not even with salt.
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This company recycles polystyrene:

https://www.agilyx.com/about-us/faqs
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