Long-gone are the days where we would haul the station-wagon to the local hardware store to buy outdoor equipment. Since COVID, the push for online purchasing and sourcing has increased even more. As a result, we are getting more boxes with more plastic than normal. But you knew that already.
What may have missed your gaze is the amount of plastic that goes into those boxes - it's enormous. Below is a real example of the plastic used for a standard five-piece outdoor sitting-area set bought online from Canadian Tire.
The delivered boxes included overwrap and bubble wrap. The image below is literally all the plastic included (and far from necessary - but that's a subject for another day).
The good news is here is that our method of melting down plastic makes a big problem become a lot smaller. Here is how I used our methodology to transform the shipping plastic into a reusable a cutting board!