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Do you recycle your jiffy bags/boxes etc??

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6y, 1m agoPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
hi,
as most of us now do a lot shopping online, inevitably we end up with lots of small cardboxes or jiffy bags.
Do you keep them and recycle them Or bin them?

I think I have save up quite a considerable amount over the years as I recycle ie re-use them since each costs more than 50p.

thanks
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6y, 1m agoPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Recycle :)
#2
Recycle as in re-use or put them in the recycling bin, I've never put them in the recycling bin as I assume they can recycle them?
banned#3
I re-use, actually had to sort shed out other day and get rid of half of them, as my shed was full
#4
recycle - or use for something else - the Amazon & Play boxes make perfect Barbie houses, car garages or whatever else the kids fancy !
#5
Reuse :)
#6
Anyone who's bought anythnig from me knows the answer to this, whenever I get them , keep them and then use them to send things to other people.
banned#7
bin them as they generally are NOT recyclable
#8
Reuse and save a fortune.
#9
I save up jiffy bags until I've got a big bag full then I put them on freecycle, someone always wants them.
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rose_cat_jr
I save up jiffy bags until I've got a big bag full then I put them on freecycle, someone always wants them.


Same here:thumbsup:
#11
Re-use the Jiffy bags if they are in good condition and recycle the cardboard.
#12
recycle the cardboard and hoard the Jiffy bags, I reuse them at a rate of about one posted out to 50 delivered to me. Must declutter but I hate to waste them.
banned#13
chalkysoil;8760732
recycle the cardboard and hoard the Jiffy bags, I reuse them at a rate of about one posted out to 50 delivered to me. Must declutter but I hate to waste them.

same here

NOTE:- do not put them in your recycle bin as they are not recyclable and just cause added expense to the council
#14
starsparkle2311
I sometimes wonder if those blue recycle bins are really worth the bother. Where I live what you can put in those bins is very limited at the moment, not sure if it's true but it has been said round here, that if one bin is 'contaminated' ie has un- recyclable items in it, then the whole recycleable truck that has picked it up is sent to land fill.

If that's the case, considering some of the crap I see bulging from my neighbours blue bins, I would say none of our stuff actually gets recycled and the whole system is pointless until they (the council) bring in some sort of penalty system for people putting non-recyclable stuff in the said bins.


So because a banana ends up in there they chuck the whole thing away??? I think anyone with any common sense would remove said banana and continue recycling the stuff!
#15
Reuse.

I used to buy a new one each time, but some of the items i recieve from on here have the jiffy completely taped up or it would fall apart the amount of times it has been used so i thought i would do the same, sometimes i think they are too bad though and bin 'em.
#16
when they were in good condition i would use them - but then someone on ebay complained. They said that as they had paid for P&P they expected a new envelope.

So now i just buy new ones and use those
#17
I pad my walls with them!! :)
#18
Bin them, i dont sell anything online so i have no need to reuse them.
#19
s_paul
when they were in good condition i would use them - but then someone on ebay complained. They said that as they had paid for P&P they expected a new envelope.

So now i just buy new ones and use those


Some people cannot be pleased, I actually like the idea that they are being reused as it saves on landfill and a reused one does exactly the same job. I agree though that they should only be re-used once otherwise they get a bit scraggy and prone to holes.
#20
starsparkle2311
I sometimes wonder if those blue recycle bins are really worth the bother. Where I live what you can put in those bins is very limited at the moment, not sure if it's true but it has been said round here, that if one bin is 'contaminated' ie has un- recyclable items in it, then the whole recycleable truck that has picked it up is sent to land fill.

If that's the case, considering some of the crap I see bulging from my neighbours blue bins, I would say none of our stuff actually gets recycled and the whole system is pointless until they (the council) bring in some sort of penalty system for people putting non-recyclable stuff in the said bins.


My thoughts exactly SS, recently has some people who work for the council knocking on doors asking about what people recycle etc,my sis asked what happens if people put the wrong stuff in the blue bin,to our horror she said that the "BINMEN" only have 5 mins or so to sort through stuff at the depot,so of there's loads of the wrong stuff in there it gets sent to landfill as they haven't got time to sort through it!!

I mean WTF what is the point of washing out tins etc only to have them go to landfill,i was appalled,i've stopped washing the tins/jars out for a start,what's the point if they are likely to end up in landfill anyway.

The Council worker said you wouldn't believe what some people put in their blue bin,even electrical items:w00t:
#21
lol...talking abt novel packaging.... I had a cable all wrapped up in Sainsburys carry bag sent thru the post (it was taped up securely).

I just wanna laugh when I saw it, since then I hav been lookin forward to parcels drooping thru the letter box...llllol. My wife orders fr Next, I ask her to keep all the plastic bags Next used to send their clothes in to her. I just turn the bad inside out and wah-lah......!
#22
I once had something I bought on eBay wrapped in the most revolting used/grubby towel, I would have been grateful for a seventh-hand jiffy bag, the stains on the towel were dodgy.
#23
I recycle jiffy bags and postage bags for my ebay items and recycle the cardboard ones. If I need to throw a jiffy bag away then I remove the paper part and recycle this and put bubble wrap in bin. In my descriptions on ebay I do mention recycling envelopes etc so if people buy from me they are aware.
#24
starsparkle2311
I'd rather burn them, than put them on my local Freecycle, seriously some people on there will take anything, and no thanks either:x

Then again I'm banned, so I guess I'm slightly bitter about the whole thing:whistling::p


You're hiding it well.
#25
I've got pretty much an unlimited supply of bubble wrap at work so I just need a cover to put round the parcel. If I have a spare jiffy bag though I'll use one.

I used to state on ebay that I would use old jiffy bags to save postage costs for the buyer. Haven't for a while now though.
#26
starsparkle2311
You are kidding, right? Some people on that place are unbelieveable!!!! Tell them to get stuffed. I would never buy a new jiffy bag for ebay, like I said above, ever!!!!

Then again I post my stuff as soon as it is paid for, normally gets there the next day too.

How re-used are your envelopes?

One's I send have never been used other than when they were sent to me. I have had bags sent to me tho' that have been used like, 5 times before, tbh it doesn't bother me, as long as the postage is real and the item is undamaged, I don't have a problem.

Ebay people are funny, unless they leave you bad feedback, and you have been sending 20 times used jiffy's don't worry about it.


The ones that i re-used had been sent to me from places like zavvi etc - so had only been used once and were in good condition. I'd peel off the label and stick my own label on. the only thing that gave them aways as being reused was that i cellotaped the seal.

But after that i just use new ones to save any hassle
#27
I reuse them for selling, perfect to reuse as they are never broken or damaged.

Boxes I don't but that's because my dad's a newsagent and he gets tons of boxes so I can just nab one from him.
banned#28
deb8z;8761592
My thoughts exactly SS, recently has some people who work for the council knocking on doors asking about what people recycle etc,my sis asked what happens if people put the wrong stuff in the blue bin,to our horror she said that the "BINMEN" only have 5 mins or so to sort through stuff at the depot,so of there's loads of the wrong stuff in there it gets sent to landfill as they haven't got time to sort through it!!

I mean WTF what is the point of washing out tins etc only to have them go to landfill,i was appalled,i've stopped washing the tins/jars out for a start,what's the point if they are likely to end up in landfill anyway.

The Council worker said you wouldn't believe what some people put in their blue bin,even electrical items:w00t:

they were talking rubbish (excuse the pun). The carts are sorted through at the depot and they would never discard a full load because of unrecyclable products. Probably just say they do in the hope people are more vigilant about what they put in to make their life easier when sorting.

Most of the sorting is initially done by machine anyway and the things the machines didnt automatically select for recycling are then hand checked before being sent to landfill if unsuitable.

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