Blake Lively Is Inspiring Us to Check Our Package Recycling Practices

Blake Lively shared a post on her Instagram Story on Saturday encouraging fans to change their Amazon shipping preferences and go plastic-free.

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Blake Lively is using her social media clout to back a cause close to her heart.

On Saturday, the actress took to her Instagram Story to share a happily GIF-ified post from the account @stayplasticfree, explaining to fans how to go plastic-free on Amazon. While, according to Amazon, the company does not provide the ability for customers to select specific types of packaging materials at this time, including plastic, there is a way to make sure you're being as eco-conscious as possible when it comes to the packaging.

Customers can learn more about recycling Amazon packaging by visiting Amazon Second Chance. There, you can find the type of packaging you received and the steps that can be taken to properly recycle that material.

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Amazon’s website provides detailed instructions on how to properly recycle its packaging materials.

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Blake has a longstanding reputation as an environmentalist. In a 2011 interview with She Knows promoting Green Lantern (the movie on which she and now-husband Ryan Reynolds met), she spoke out about filming in New Orleans and the impact it had on her views.

"We were in New Orleans during the oil spill, so we got to see firsthand the effects of environmental destruction," she said. "I think it’s very easy for people to say, 'I’m not going to make that big of a difference by myself, so I’m just going to live my life how I’m going to live it because that’s easier.' But, it’s amazing what people can do. It’s amazing what one person can accomplish. I wish we could all unify our wills more and make a change, because we have messed up our planet a lot. We can fix it, but we just have to do it." 

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that customers could request specific types of packaging material for their orders.

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