How to recycle polystyrene chips and get paid!

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how to recycle polystyrene chipsThis week I was contacted by Chris who wants to give you some money for your old rubbish!

Yes, Chris is willing to pay you a handsome 25p per cubic food to recycle your polystyrene chips. As Mr Green would say “You wouldn’t pass it on the street!”

Chris pays via paypal and you need to pack up and send your unwanted polystyrene chips to:

CDP Services Wirral Ltd
PO Box 42
Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 8FP

Now I’ve done the maths and by the time you’ve paid for postage and packaging, you’re probably not even going to break even. However, I know many of you are loyal people who want to do your bit for the environment and are willing to put your money where your mouth is.

The polystyrene is going to a worthy cause. Chris and his team repair headsets for the Emergency Services and as such they send and receive around 60 – 100 parcels a day.

The GREAT news is, because the goods are back and forth between them and the Emergency Services the polystyrene chips used for packaging are re-used, on average, 11 times.

If you need further details, please contact Chris direct on 0151 653 8042

What about you – are you willing to pay to do your bit for the environment and dispose of something responsibly?

About the Author ()

I am a long time supporter of the Green and Sustainable lifestyle. After being caught in the Boscastle floods in 2004, our family begun a journey to respect and promote the importance of Earth's fragile ecosystem, that focussed on reducing waste. Inspired by the beauty and resourcefulness of this wonderful planet, I have published numerous magazine articles on green issues and the author of four books.

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  1. Jo says:

    I’ve read some of your website. All I can say is well done for all your efforts! I come away feeling a bit deflated though. I so want to be green but …….My house is full of clutter. Mountains of old clothes from my children which I will one day put on ebay (or at least that’s what I keep telling myself). Mountains of recycling taking over my kitchen. We live in the country so the nearest bottle bank is a good 20mins away. Same with the textile bank. I do go through containers and put them out for recycling depending on their HDPE and PET rating etc but have been told by local council that they do not take all of these as many householders get it wrong, they cannot be bothered to sort them, so only accept things like plastic milk bottles. We do keep proper cloth bags in the car ready for our big shops but the exhaustion that takes over as any parent of toddlers experiences means they are often accidentally left in the car unused and mountains of polythene bags keep one side of my tumble dryer …insulated!! Yes I have a tumble dryer as the landlady won’t allow a washing line! We do have a compost bin in the garden but we have had a really big problem with rats in the house and garden so this doesn’t get used. My partner would tell you I am very hot on food waste. A butter or ice cream tub will be scraped out to within an inch of its life. I will eat food that is slightly past its date. I love making up meals from leftovers. I could go on but my kids want their lunch NOW!

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