I try to recycle my shipping materials too (dual purpose...saves me money, and is a form of recycling). It would be nice is people were going to use packing peanuts though if they would use the water soluble kind - dump them in your front lawn, hose them down and they're gone. I think they're made of corn starch or the likes??I'm with you on the hatred of peanuts. In the winter we have really bad static electricity here, and they make a huge mess. I do save them to reuse/inflict them on others.
I think that the molded spray foamy stuff that BB uses is worse though. It really cannot be reused.