We reuse shipping materials! This includes plastic that has been sent to us. We do not ever purchase plastic shipping materials, and we do everything possible to request non-plastic shipping materials being sent to us. Despite those efforts, some of our products are still sent to us using plastic. We keep everything and reuse it to send out our own shipments. Keep the reusing cycle going and save any plastic packaging for your own future shipments! As consumers you have enormous power in changing the system; requesting non-plastic shipping materials tells the world to change!