SOURCE: Annex Brands, Inc.

April 05, 2010 17:43 ET

PostalAnnex+, Handle With Care Packaging Store and Sunshine Pack & Ship Brands Celebrate Earth Day

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - April 5, 2010) -  April 22 marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. And, in recognition of the awareness day, PostalAnnex+, Handle With Care Packaging Store and Sunshine Pack & Ship brands are offering recycling tips for customers, as well as a $2.00 voucher good towards a future UPS or FedEx shipment.

Steve Goble, vice president of marketing communications for Annex Brands, franchisor of stores, gives the following useful guidelines:

  • Recycle Packaging Peanuts and Bubble Wrap - Packaging loosefill, also known as foam packaging peanuts, are used as empty space fillers in shipping boxes. While some are biodegradable, others aren't. Most pack-and-ship stores will accept your donations to keep them out of landfills. These stores also often accept donations of bubble-wrap sheets as well.
  • Recycle Corrugated Cardboard - Your waste pickup provider might offer recycling bins for corrugated cardboard boxes in addition to trash bins.
  • Downsize - Use the smallest box to fit your packaging needs and you will reduce the amount of internal packaging material you consume and save money on shipping!
  • Choose Ground Service for Shipping - Trucks emit far less emissions than planes, so choose ground shipping whenever you can. Transit times are much shorter than they used to be with cross-country delivery in the same workweek.
  • Shred it, don't toss it - Personal documents such as service bills, credit card offers and statements are prime targets for identity theft. Shred these documents and then they can go in the recycle bin with peace of mind.
  • Use Less Paper: Adjust Font Style and Size - Adjust the default style on word processing programs to use slightly smaller font and slightly wider margins. This way, you will be able to fit more text on a sheet of paper.

"We encourage people to incorporate these recycling suggestions into their current recycling routine," added Goble. "And, we also invite them to drop off and recycle shipping materials like foam packaging peanuts and bubble wrap at our locations. We'll take care of that recycling routine for them!"

For more information, please visit www.AnnexBrands.com.