Blog lifehacker points to this Slate article about recycling: Wait, Does This Go in the Recycling Bin?

It may seem counter intuitive, but, according to the article, when in doubt you should throw it out. Why? Stuff that isn't recyclable "...either damages equipment or ruins a batch of otherwise valuable material."

That goes against what I normally do, but I can see their point.

Lamps Plus cardboard packing boxes are totally recyclable - they also make neat forts if they are large enough.

Whenever possible, we also use eco-friendly, 100-percent biodegradable starch pellet packing materials that are made to degrade quickly. You can read more about that here: What kind of packing materials does LAMPS PLUS use?