Is Bubble Wrap Recyclable?

October 21, 2021

Bubble wrap is one of the most common packaging products on the market, as well as being a joy to pop! But is it recyclable? With more focus on the environment now than ever before, more people are concerned with knowing what is and isn’t recyclable.

At Jetbox, we care about ensuring that our products are recycled and reused where possible. Read on to find out everything about recycling your bubble wrap!

Is bubble wrap recyclable?

In short, yes! But not in the standard way you might assume. Bubble wrap does not go into your standard, yellow recycling bins. Instead, bubble wrap is a soft plastic and needs to be recycled in a specific soft plastic recycling bin! If you were to recycle your bubble wrap in your standard recycling bins, it’d cause panic at the machinery plants.

How do I recycle bubble wrap in Australia?

There are a few places in Australia where you can recycle your bubble wrap and other soft plastics. Firstly, your local Coles or Woolworths may have a specific Redcycle bin where you can place all of your soft plastics. Otherwise, there are a number of other drop-off spots across Australia – simply google ‘soft plastic recycling drop-offs near me’.

To make it worth your time, ensure you keep any soft or scrunchable plastics aside and recycle them together. Or find ways to reuse your bubble wrap, like making an art project!

Recycling other common packaging products

No matter whether you’re moving home or running a small business, packing boxes for shipping or storage takes a lot of packaging products.

Things such as packaging peanuts are made using polystyrene, and aren’t yet recyclable. We recommend opting for products such as butchers paper, which is recyclable, or bio-fill, which is biodegradable. We offer both at Jetbox, for business owners and home movers alike, to make the most sustainable choices they can.

Another way to lessen your waste is by sourcing custom made boxes perfect for your products. No need to use extra filler when the item fits snugly inside the box! At Jetbox, we offer small MOQs on all of our custom made boxes, perfect for any sized business. Save on waste with custom made boxes and recyclable packaging!

Recycle by reusing!

If you’re unable to recycle your bubble wrap or other packaging products, the best thing you can do is reuse them! By sourcing high quality products initially, you’ll be able to reuse them for a number of different things, from packing to stress relief to storage and art projects.

Get creative and do your best to make the most of your packaging.

Jetbox Australia’s High Quality, Affordable Packaging Products

 At Jetbox, we believe in using recyclable products and reducing our waste wherever possible! We offer custom made boxes, as well as a range of recyclable and reusable packaging products. All the staff at Jetbox pride themselves on their professionalism, knowledge and are more than happy to help with any queries you may have.

Based in Melbourne, Victoria we can help you ship items for your business, store your belongings or move home. Our staff are experts in the world of box manufacturing, and have been doing so for over 10 years.

Interested in sourcing some bubble wrap or custom boxes for yourself? Simply contact us online or give us a call on 03 9793 3520 today!

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How To Pack Your TV Box

We understand that packing TV’s without the original packaging can be a stressful task.

Every Jetbox TV will be supplied with more than enough bubble wrap to wrap any size TV!

To put your TV box together, follow these instructions:

  1. Please start by taping the bottom of the box – pre-fold the flaps to make it easier to close.

  2. Use a blanket to cover your TV before applying bubble wrap.

  3. Lay it down (if the manufacturer recommendations specify that you can) and wrap it in bubble horizontally.

  4. Then wrap again vertically ensuring the corners, front and back are covered well. Tape up the bubble so that it doesn’t come undone.

  5. You can then slide the TV into the box, make sure it fits snugly and close the box with some strong tape.

Bulky Item Delivery Terms & Conditions

Some of our products are large, heavy and bulky and require extra care or special shipping. If your order requires a forklift we will advise before delivery, and if no forklift is available upon delivery a surcharge will apply.

Bulky deliveries that require hand delivery (but no forklift) to the first floor or above and require stair or lift access will also be subject to a delivery surcharge. If you advise at checkout that your delivery is above the ground floor, we will be in touch regarding the surcharge. This surcharge is from $50 per pallet.

Over & Under Runs

Manufacturing processes require machinery to work at quite high speeds. During production, some sheets may be damaged and need to be replaced. In some instances, we cannot replace the sheets at that time and you will be met with a slightly lower Quantity than ordered. This amount will be credited to you.

In most cases though, there will be overruns, as the machinery cannot come to a complete stop in an instant – we require a gradual slow down, which will give us more cartons produced, than what are ordered. These overruns are payable by the client. And taking them also helps save on recycling, which is more sustainable and better for the Environment in the long term.

If you require EXACT Quantities, we may have to make some boxes in a different grade than ordered, to make up your order in the Exact Qty required. These requests will also Incur higher unit costs. This cannot be avoided, as we must consider the recycling processes and costs involved, in helping to reduce our carbon footprint.

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5C or B – Light single flute cardboard used for light packaging requirements or for products that support themselves.

4C or B – Slightly stronger single flute cardboard used for packing paper/notes/pads, etc. Usually for products that self support.

3C or B – Most common board grade usually used for virtually any standard light weight packing.

3C or B Super – Medium strength board that is slightly stronger than the above 3C/B board and can also be used for frozen goods.

1C or B – Strong single flute carboard used mainly for products that need extra support when stacking.

1C or B Super – Super Strength Cardboard that is mainly used for frozen food products that are transported long distance.

3 BC – Twin Cushion cardboard used for Removal Boxes and products that need that little extra care when packaged or for bulky items that may need thicker board when transported.

1 BC – Twin Cushion cardboard with some of the highest grade board for Superior support and stack-ability. Primarily for items over 30KG.