I am a big fan of re-use (as is evident by my last post on bottled water and soda) and have always reused boxes, packing peanuts and bubblewrap for my shipping needs, but what happens when you run out? I usually just head down to my condo’s recycling room and pull out some boxes from the cardboard bin – but not everybody has access to resources like me.
For those people there is the CareMail line of shipping products. In addition to recycled paper ‘bubble wrap’, they also make recycled paper padded envelopes filled with shredded newspaper, recycled cardboard boxes, biodegradable packing peanuts, and recycled kraft paper for wrapping dishes and the like (although I would just recommend re-using newspaper for that purpose).
If you only need a little bit, or have a Staples near you, they also carry the CareMail line or recycled shipping products. Try and get creative in reuse first though, its much better for the environment, shows people you care, and gives your packages a little personal touch!