How to Responsibly Dispose of Plastic Air Pillows

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When it comes to plastic air pillows, there are a few different options for responsible disposal. The first option is to reuse the air pillows if they are still in good condition. They can be deflated and reused for packaging or cushioning items for shipping. If you don't have a use for them, you can also donate them to local businesses or organizations that may be in need of packaging materials.

If the air pillows are no longer reusable, they can be recycled. Plastic air pillows are typically made from low-density polyethylene (LDPE), which is a type of plastic that can be recycled. Many recycling facilities accept LDPE plastic for recycling, so you can check with your local recycling center to see if they accept plastic air pillows. Be sure to remove any labels or adhesive before recycling them.

If recycling is not available in your area, another option is to puncture the air pillows before disposing of them in the trash. This helps to reduce their volume, making them less likely to take up space in the landfill. However, it's important to note that plastic air pillows are not biodegradable and will not break down naturally.