Sorry Mother Earth!!!

Good lord...I'm finally unpacking and putting away all the gifts we've been given over the past several months and at the wedding.  Getting married is SO not environmentally friendly!  Do they REALLY need 25 feet of bubble wrap and tissue paper for a teeny, tiny serving bowl???  My sincere apologies to the environment... :)

Posted on October 31, 2008 at 7:50 am
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haha!!

Posted on October 31, 2008 at 7:51 am
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aaawwww beatie!!! 

Posted on October 31, 2008 at 7:52 am
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And despite all that "protective wrapping" I just discovered that two of our wine glasses were smashed to bits...grreeeeaaat.

Posted on October 31, 2008 at 7:57 am
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recycle, reduce, reuse!

Posted on October 31, 2008 at 8:00 am
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how do you reuse bubble wrap??? :) :)  hmmm...sexy outfit to wear for DH??  HA!

Posted on October 31, 2008 at 8:02 am
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oh thats not a bad idea! ;) i try to keep some handy. if i have too much i put it in recycling!

Posted on October 31, 2008 at 8:03 am
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good thing the weather is cooling down...bubble wrap would get awfully hot in the summer!

Posted on October 31, 2008 at 8:03 am
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lol!

Posted on October 31, 2008 at 8:06 am
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I kept ours for ebay sales and for Christmas gifts.


Takes up a lot of room :(

Posted on October 31, 2008 at 8:07 am
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i've been snagging boxes and bubble wrap and those air pocket pillow thingees from work whenever we get them...we always have to send presents to CA, and we also have a ton of wedding stuff to ship out!

Posted on October 31, 2008 at 8:10 am
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Here's some interesting things to do with it:


 


How to Recycle Bubble Wrap




Bubble wrap started out in the 1950s as an idea for wallpaper. It didn't take long to realize that bubble wrap's future was not in home decor, but in packaging. Today, bubble wrap is a $3.5 billion industry. Here's how you can recycle it in a number of creative ways.











Difficulty: Moderate





Step1




Winterize patio plants by wrapping the pots in bubble wrap. Make sure the wrap extends a few inches above the top edge of the pot. Secure with duct tape.




Step2

Keep the toilet tank from sweating in humid weather by lining the tank with bubble wrap. Shut off the supply valve and then flush to drain the tank. Wipe the inside of the tank until it is completely clean and dry. Cut pieces of bubble wrap to fit the walls of the interior of the tank. Fix the bubble wrap to the walls with a silicone sealant to keep the exterior of the tank from getting cold and sweating when it comes in contact with warmer, humid air.





Step3


Use bubble wrap as an insulator to keep food and drinks cold. Wrap ice creamHere s some interesting photo 120060-1, soft-drinks and frozen picnic foods it keeps them cold.




Step4


Line the tool box with bubble wrap to reduce wear on quality tools. Secure the wrap in place with duct tape. Cover work surfaces with bubble wrap when working on delicate items.




Step5


Keep cold air at bay on particularly cold nights. Place a sheet of bubble wrap between the quilt and top sheet for surprisingly effective insulation.




Step6

Protect produce by lining the crisper drawer in the fridge with bubble wrap to cushion fruits and vegetables and prevent bruising. Make clean-up easier, too, by simply replacing it with a new piece.

Posted on October 31, 2008 at 8:11 am
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I used it for all the stuff I sold after the wedding.

Posted on October 31, 2008 at 9:04 am
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I liked Beatie's idea of wearing it. My FI gets obsessed with popping it!! Could make for a loud night! HA! sorry....was that tmi?

Posted on October 31, 2008 at 9:05 am
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Seriously!!!  I'm glad Bed Bath and Beyond uses paper filler instead of styro...goes straight into our recycler.

Posted on October 31, 2008 at 9:46 am
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I save it for sending packages, or moving :(


Hahahahaha when I first got my little bunny I had to line all the wood trim and furniture legs with bubblewrap so he wouldn't chew on them!   =:p

Posted on October 31, 2008 at 9:53 am
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I save mine for packages and moving too. I use it a lot during the holidays.

Posted on October 31, 2008 at 10:14 am
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Most local shipping places will be so happy to recycle your bubble wrap and other packing material.  I have also posted boxes on craigslist and people who are moving snap them up in a matter of hours.

Posted on October 31, 2008 at 10:26 am
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We felt the same way, Beatie! It was ridiculous! Here was the result just one average day:


We felt the same photo 120230-1

Posted on October 31, 2008 at 10:51 am
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Anna - that's exactly what my house looks like!  Ugh.  And what IS that weird perforated paper C&B uses???  

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I think it's supposed to be more environmentally-friendly than bubble-wrap.  But nothing's environmentally-friendly if they use ten pounds of it for every little plate!

Posted on October 31, 2008 at 11:12 am

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