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Do you recycle your jiffy bags/boxes etc??

sonasansonasan

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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    geegee-pinata
    Recycle :)
    Benjimoron
    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?
    sassie
    I re-use, actually had to sort shed out other day and get rid of half of them, as my shed was full
    lucerysmum
    recycle - or use for something else - the Amazon & Play boxes make perfect Barbie houses, car garages or whatever else the kids fancy !
    mrman007
    Reuse :)
    WinterSoldier5
    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.
    csiman
    bin them as they generally are NOT recyclable
    TUSSFC
    Reuse and save a fortune.
    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.
    deb8z
    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:
    sickly sweet
    Re-use the Jiffy bags if they are in good condition and recycle the cardboard.
    chalkysoil
    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.
    csiman
    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
    Benjimoron
    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!
    ivegotalobon
    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.
    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
    mrman007
    I pad my walls with them!! :)
    Retro89
    Bin them, i dont sell anything online so i have no need to reuse them.
    sickly sweet
    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.
    deb8z
    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:

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