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Packaging for used sets

Djblythe05Djblythe05 NorthantsMember Posts: 24
In an age where so many people seem rightly concerned about the amount of wasted plastic going to landfill (if even that) I was wondering what people thought was a good alternative for packaging up pieces for sale before postage? I have used up all the zip lock bags I previously had saved from old purchases, is it worth the expense to buy compostable zip lock bags? Would recycled paper bags be acceptable? Do I need to accept the guilt of being a cheapskate and buying more ziplock bags that will pollute the world?

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  • DB361DB361 UKMember Posts: 194
    I've bought from a couple of Bricklink sellers that reuse and reseal the bags that come inside Lego sets. Not sure what equipment is needed to properly reseal them (it's not a sellotape job), but it might be a route worth looking at.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,495
    I wouldn't bother with compostable bags. They normally are not compostable unless sent to a waste treatment facility.
  • bricknationbricknation Member Posts: 673
    However you look at it, your packaging needs to look presentable. Think: "would I be happy to receive my order packaged this way?"
    I wouldn't like to get my order in an used paper sandwich bag.
    gmonkey76SprinkleOtterSumoLegoDjblythe05
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,402
    Better than the used paper towels I once got for packing. 
    SumoLegogmonkey76
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,710
    dmcc0 said:
    just had a flashback to the "using lego bags as sandwich bags" thread......
    I prefer PaB cups.  And they're good for soup.
    SprinkleOtterSwitchfoot55dmcc0gmonkey76Baby_Yoda
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    I commonly get used grocery bags as packing material. Thanks for sending me your garbage!
    SumoLegomadforLEGO
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 458
    Those plastic grocery bags actually work really great for packing material I think. I don't mind getting packages with them at all, much better than just empty space in the box for things to shift around in.
    Oldfan
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,495
    dmcc0 said:
    just had a flashback to the "using lego bags as sandwich bags" thread......
    Using LEGO as sandwiches has already been done:



    So I am still waiting for the using sandwiches as LEGO thread. Has anyone built something good from a pile of sandwiches?


    SprinkleOttergmonkey76stlux
  • bricknationbricknation Member Posts: 673
    CCC said:

    So I am still waiting for the using sandwiches as LEGO thread. Has anyone built something good from a pile of sandwiches?
    found the perfect sandwiches for that project:



    On another note. If "Held der Steine" logo was infringing on TLG IP then their legal department should be allover this one
    CCCtomahawkergmonkey76Baby_Yoda
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,354
    I am positive that the bags I use to package used sets are reused by the person getting the sets. I know I reuse the bags and I'm sure I've gotten some of my bags back when I make trades with other Bricksetters :)
    SprinkleOtter
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    CCC said:
    dmcc0 said:
    just had a flashback to the "using lego bags as sandwich bags" thread......
    Using LEGO as sandwiches has already been done:



    So I am still waiting for the using sandwiches as LEGO thread. Has anyone built something good from a pile of sandwiches?


    Hot dogs and chicken wings sometimes count as sandwiches, so I'm going to go ahead and count twinkies in there.

    Image result for disturbia twinkie

  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,422
    ^The best part about this picture is it's not even from one of Shia Lebeouf's movies. That's just him in real life doing what he does. 
    SprinkleOtterBaby_Yodabricknationsid3windr
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,430
    How about using old b-grade Lego to pack the Lego you are selling?
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    ^The best part about this picture is it's not even from one of Shia Lebeouf's movies. That's just him in real life doing what he does. 
    If I hadn't already seen the movie (a few times actually- it should go in the good-bad movies thread), I would definitely believe you...
    Switchfoot55
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