Bye-bye, bubble wrap


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Water-soluble peanuts, air-filled bags, and shredded office paper are just a few things that are replacing styrofoam and petroleum-based bubble wrap, according to the ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS NETWORK.

Companies like Patagonia, Norm Thompson, and Amazon.com are finding that the new packaging is not only easier on the environment but also save on shipping and materials cost.

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