You can keep yer angel poop! (Q&A)

And other styrofoam items!

No, really.  Packing peanuts are banned from Antarctica.  Sure, we get family members sending us things (no, not me personally, but I’ve recently run across a bag of packing peanuts in Skua central from a well meaning family members), and we get frowned upon for receiving items with this.  Why?

Fact:  We at McMurdo recycle about 70% of what we receive.  Fact #2:  Packing peanuts are non-recylable.  That and it is REALLY windy here.  A couple of those buggers escape and they’re off to who knows where.  Fact is, they’re really bad for the environment.  Let me go ahead and wave my hippie flag and hug a tree, but really, they’re bad.  Even with as much as I like filling the cab of Mike Baker’s truck with them, they’re bad.


Published by Victoria

After 29 years of living in hot and humid south east Georgia, I decided to embark on a new adventure that led me to Antarctica. After 27 months of working on the Ice (not consistently, I had a four month break in between) I returned home and back to my old 911 center. After a year of restlessness, I embarked on another new adventure. I now live, work and play in the Cayman Islands as a 911 dispatcher. Fast forward three years! I'm headed back down to the ice!

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