Since the invention of Bubble Wrap® in 1960, Sealed Air has continued to lead the way in sustainable packaging by re-imagining our own operations along the way. Today, we use our own facilities as a laboratory for developing sustainability best practices. Our established shared culture of continuous improvement across our global operations has inspired new ways of managing operations and unlocking innovative opportunities to drive corporate sustainability. To help drive your company's sustainability practices, learn more about ways to recycle plastic, paper and foam packaging products.
How to Recycle Our ProductsOur high-performance Bubble Wrap® Brand air cellular material is manufactured with a Barrier Bubble® layer that retains air and maintains its cushioning performance. This makes it highly reusable, greatly reducing the amount of packaging material that enters the waste stream. Wherever possible, we suggest you reuse Sealed Air® air cellular cushioning material. Sealed Air utilizes a manufacturing process that co-extrudes a nylon barrier with the polyethylene for better air retention which increases its useful life expectancy. The best way to keep materials out of the waste stream is to use them as long as possible. If you cannot reuse Sealed Air® air cellular cushioning material, it can be returned to one of the locations listed to the right; Attn.: Recycling / Return Program. Please ship prepaid. COD's will not be accepted. Materials may also be dropped off at these locations. Please call in advance and ask for the Recycling Coordinator. Polyethylene materials must be free of tape, labels or any foreign materials. Scrap must be segregated by type and bagged or baled. In countries, such as Germany, where laws mandate collection and recycling of used packaging, Our air cellular packaging fits within the established infrastructure. Most Sealed Air®paper packaging products can be recycled with corrugated containers or as mixed paper. Those products which may include a polyethylene film backing should have the plastic backing removed before adding to the recycling stream, with the exception of Korrvu® suspension and retention packaging that can be recycled with the film in place. Sealed Air’s paper products are made of 100% recycled materials to help minimize environmental impact. TigerPad™ paper cushioning can be recycled with mixed paper. Additionally, the fiber is 100% renewable and all production scrap is reclaimed. Korrvu® packaging is manufactured using a standard corrugated fibreboard frame and can be easily recycled in the corrugated waste stream worldwide. Recycle Korrvu® packaging along with corrugated boxes through your normal recycling stream. Korrvu® packaging can be recycled with the film left in place. Corrugated hyrapulping facilities have been designed to recycle corrugated fibreboard which may include minor amounts of extraneous materials, such as plastic tape and labels commonly found on old corrugated containers (OCC). Korrvu® packaging is RESY approved for recycling in Germany and complies with all national and international requirements and mandates for disposal and recycling of packaging materials. Korrvu® packaging is shipped flat and assembled on-site, as needed. The high-performance design can easily be reused and is made from renewable cellulose paper fibers. It is easily recycled with common corrugated boxes. If you are sending Fill-Air®, Fill-Air® RF or Rapid Fill® material to for recycling, please do the following:
- Deflate (by poking a hole in the bag) and flatten the bags.
- Fold the flattened material and place it inside an appropriate sized envelope or small carton.
- Affix the appropriate postage to the shipping envelope or carton.
- Address the envelope or carton to our address.