We believe caring for the environment is crucial at Belgian Delights, and are committed to reducing carbon emissions, as well as recycling where possible. Many of our clients are also dedicated to minimising landfill by recycling, and often ask us for tips on how to recycle the styrofoam boxes in which we ship our chocolates, to maintain condition while in transit
So instead of causing excess emissions by shipping styrofoam boxes back to us, as well as to avoid any shipping costs incurred, here are some interesting ways you can recycle your boxes.
GIVE AWAY YOUR STYROFOAM BOXES FOR FREE ON GUMTREE
You would be amazed by how many people in your local area are looking for styrofoam boxes to pack food and a wide range of other products in for storage or shipping. Wait until you have collected a reasonable number of styrofoam boxes, and give them away for free on Gumtree.
DONATE YOUR STYROFOAM BOXES TO CHARITY
Styrofoam boxes can be used by charity organisations for food drives, storage, shipping, and numerous other applications. Instead of throwing your boxes away, speak to your local charities about taking these off your hands.
USE YOUR STYROFOAM BOXES TO KEEP THINGS COOL
There is nothing handier to have at a party or event than styrofoam boxes. Fill them up with ice and put your alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks inside. You can also keep food cool and protect it from flies and other pests, by storing it in a styrofoam box, regularly topped up with ice.
FOR THE FISHING ENTHUSIASTS
You can use a styrofoam box to store your bait. Just cover it with ice to keep it chilled and stop it going rancid from the hot sun.
GROW SEEDLINGS IN YOUR STYROFOAM BOXES
For the green thumbs out there, recycle your styrofoam boxes by growing seedlings inside for your garden. Once your seedlings are old enough to be transplanted you can reuse the styrofoam boxes. They are lightweight, and can be transported with ease. See what the guys at http://spurtopia.blogspot.com.au have done with theirs.
If you have any other ideas for recycling styrofoam boxes, our team at Belgian Delights would be happy to hear them!