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  1. If stores near you accept plastic bags for recycling, those recycling programs also accept plastic wrap, zip lock bags, bubble wrap, packaged air (used to cushion items in shipment instead of Styrofoam peanuts), plastic wrap from around flats of water, #4 plastic (often found in packaging of items where assembly is required), and those white plastic mailing envelopes that Amazon Prime is so fond of. And of course, produce bags and shopping bags. Just make sure all of the plastic you drop off is clean and dry and not contaminated with paper.

    In addition to Craigslist, another great online community to check out is the Buy Nothing movement on Facebook. The idea with Buy Nothing is that you give when you have extra and ask when you need/want something; no money ever changes hands. I’ve gifted a lot of stuff that we no longer needed and make a few friends in the process. You’ll need to search for “buy nothing” and your city or town to find potential groups near you. You’ll also want to check out the map of the group to be sure you are applying to the right group as the groups are hyper-local with the idea that you can walk to your other group member’s homes (not always possible, but that’s the goal).

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