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Cyber Monday

Now that the elections are finally over, can we start to focus on some more important things, like the impending Cyber Monday.  That is right kids, it is time to shop for your holiday gifts. In 2011 shoppers spent $1.25 billion on Cyber Monday, a 22% increase over 2010.  Let’s hope the e-tailers have made the

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Affordable Natural Gas helps the US to be competitive in Plastics

We are all aware that many products are made less expensively in Asia primarily due to lower cost labor. We have seen and heard of many jobs moving that direction. While a fair amount of plastics manufacturing jobs have moved off shore, the loss is far less than in other industries. There are two general

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Recycle those bubble mailers!

Bubble mailers are great at protecting your more fragile items during shipping, but once used there are many creative things you can do to recycle them! First of course you can just reuse them for mailing another item, some have a built in double peal and seal which make reusing easy, if they don’t have

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Big Bubbles in a Mailer????? YES we Did!

If you are like me, you probably send gift cards for presents to your family and friends. Why? Well because they are fast and easy to buy and can be placed inside the card, right? But equally as important you don’t have to buy a box, wrapping paper and tape. And that is if you

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Mailers Vs. Boxes –The Debate Continues

My township charges me $2.00 per trash bag that I am forced to use at my curb for trash. They also pick up almost all non garbage at the pick up so one pricey bag a week is all I need. As my family orders items from internet retailers and on line sellers, it always

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Creative Recycling

I’ve recently gotten more serious about recycling. I go through 2 – 3 plastic water bottles just about every day. And every day I place the empty bottles in a bag just outside my kitchen door in my garage. But what happens when that bag gets full? Do I know where my nearest recycling drop

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