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!