- Collection centers for plastic loosefill are located in all
50 states and in major shopping areas, making the return of loose
fill for reuse convenient to do while running errands.
- The Peanut Hotline is a user-friendly website, loosefillpackaging.com,
and phone directory service, 800-828-2214.
- The Peanut Hotline automatically gives callers (unless their
phone has caller ID blocking which results in the caller having
to key-in their phone number) or browsers those collection centers
located in the areas of their choice.
- Collection centers report an average loose fill reuse rate of
50 percent. (see supplement, "The
Waste That Wasn't")
- Hundreds of catalog and mail order companies use package inserts
or carton labeling giving out the Hotline 800# and website to
- Close to a million calls to 800-828-2214 have been received
since day one of the program.
- On average, there are 4200 visitors to loosefillpackaging.com
- Over 80% of those callers or browsers learned about the Hotline
from a mail order company package insert or carton label.
- Mail order companies report their customers are pleased to know
about and use the Hotline.
- All Council member companies actively market recycled content
plastic loose fill and promote the use of Hotline package inserts
to their customers.
- Individual Council companies have designed loose fill vacuum
and on-site densification equipment to facilitate collection and
transportation of EPS loose fill to recycling sites.
- Plastic loose fill works in built-in warehouse delivery systems
and therefore creates little of its own packaging waste.
- All Council member companies have some haul-back arrangements
with established commercial end-users of plastic loose fill.
- Each member company of the PLFC provides public drop-off sites
for EPS packaging at their facilities.
- During the holiday season, the PLFC publicizes the Peanut Hotline
to national media outlets that inform the public on how to give
new life to holiday "leftovers."
- For information on recycled molded polystyrene (not loosefill),
contact the (Alliance
of Foam Packaging Recyclers)
- For information about other plastic products, call the (American
Plastics Council) at 800-243-5790