Medical coolers, which maintain critical temperatures for health care products, are getting a new life thanks to a mail back recycling program. Medical coolers are commonly made with foam #6 to provide insulation for medications and vaccines during transit to hospitals, clinics and medical offices across the country.
It always helps to have a stash of the little white foam squiggles around for boxing up breakables. But you can also put packing peanuts to use in these innovative ways. NOTE: These suggestions are intended for packing peanuts made from polystyrene foam and may not be appropriate for peanuts made from biodegradable materials, such as corn starch.