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Is Bubble Wrap Recyclable?

by Toni Olukiran

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We’re all familiar with the sight of bubble wrap — be it from wrapping up ornaments during a home move, or from your recent Amazon order. But what is the most environmentally friendly way of disposing of it? Find out whether bubble wrap is recyclable here. 

What is bubble wrap?

Bubble wrap is a sheet of plastic used for wrapping up delicate objects. Fun fact alert: it was actually first conceived as a type of wallpaper back in 1957, however, this was unsuccessful and the founders instead found it was being used in transporting goods. It is pliable and contains many evenly spaced hemispheres of air, which cushions objects from any shock it may encounter, making it integral to transporting all types of goods which we may not even think about anymore — especially since the pandemic, where people have been ordering online more now than ever before. 

Is bubble wrap recyclable?

Considering we use it so often in packaging, it’s a very good thing it is indeed recyclable. However, it can’t be recycled via the rest of the plastics you recycle, nor is it available for roadside pickup. Instead, you can take it to local recycling points, which can often be found in your local supermarket and you can drop them off to be recycled alongside sny plastic bags you may have. 

You can, of course, always reuse the bubble wrap yourself too. It is always hand to have in case you’ve got a move on the books, or if you have a delicate present to give to someone. You can also use it in any shed for extra insulation, too. 

Let us know any questions you may have in the comments below!


By Toni Olukiran
Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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