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- Enter your postcode and select the type of packaging you have on our Give Packaging page. Packshare will show you the closest businesses to you who are signed up.
- Select the business of your choice to find out more about them, where they are, what they do, and when they’re open.
- Take your packaging down to them. Don’t be shy – they’ve signed up to Packshare because they want what you’ve got. It saves them money, it’s good for the environment and they’ll be pleased to see you.
If you want to find out more about some of the businesses that are signed up, check out our blog.
The great news is that you only need one business in your area to sign up to start a buzz about Packshare. If you know a business who you think could benefit, tell them about us. You know your local businesses better than we ever will, and although we’re constantly promoting Packshare, we rely on people like you to spread the word in your communities.
As well as face to face, we really appreciate any sharing on social media. You can use the links below to let people know about Packshare.
Posting about Packshare on your local zero waste/plastic free/sustainability Facebook groups helps to get like-minded people thinking and talking about Packshare, which also helps spread the word.
You can find some pre-made social media assets on our Downloads page.
You can also drop us an email to [email protected] or connect with us on social media, we’re always happy to make contact with businesses on your behalf.
No, we want to make Packshare accessible for everyone, regardless of how small your business is.
We believe that the resources that go into making packaging are precious and need to be conserved and reused as many times as possible. We want to support businesses to become more sustainable and to make it as easy as possible.
Yes you can! Just sign up your business as normal, and list the packaging you have in the relevant box.
People will be able to search Packshare by their address and find whatever it is you have.
Yes! Packshare is for everyone, with any packaging needs.
Whether you need boxes for a house move, tissue paper for an art project or bubble wrap for the stress relief of popping the bubbles you can sign up. Once you’ve received everything you need you can just log back in and change your preferences.
Let us know! We want Packshare to work for everyone, so if you’ve got packaging that you think is reusable, we’re happy to talk about adding it to Packshare.
Something that we don’t list is moulded polystyrene – the kind of polystyrene that TVs and other electrical goods are often packaged in. Although this stuff is great to keep your brand-new product safe, it’s inherently single use because it’s been moulded to fit a specific product and we think that it’s unacceptable when there’s other materials that can be used to do the same job.
If you’ve got some moulded polystyrene that you don’t want, we always recommend taking it back to where you got it from, and asking them to consider using something else in the future. We’ve seen how powerful this can be with food packaging in supermarkets, and telling distributors what we want is a great tool to change how they do business.
We think moulded cardboard or packing peanuts are a much better alternative. Cardboard is at least much easier to recycle or compost, and corn-starch or polystyrene packing peanuts can be reused again and again.
If you do have polystyrene, try not to put it in landfill. You can use this link to find a recycler near you. Just find polystyrene in the dropdown box and enter your postcode.