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Green moving: How to reuse and recycle bubble wrap

Green moving: How to reuse and recycle bubble wrap

Bubble wrap for moving is an excellent type of packaging material that protects delicate objects during transit. It has many great uses and is arguably the best type of protective packaging in the world today. The waterproof material contains thousands of tiny air bubbles that cushion against knocks and bumps. The science behind it is that the air particles work together to absorb shock, no matter what the weight of the object, so it would take a huge blow for an object to get damaged.

Bubble wrap is a common type of packaging material that protects delicate objects during transit. It has many great uses and is suitable for house moving, storage, and shipping. For house moving, you can use bubble wrap around fragile items from your kitchen, such as china and glassware, as well as pictures that you are transporting. For shipping, you can use bubble wrap around almost any object, especially if you run a business and want to ensure that your products arrive in perfect condition to your customers. For storage, bubble wrap can protect your belongings over the long term, as it is waterproof and resistant to dampness.

Quality Bubble Wrap

Often people think that
bubble wrap for packing is not environmentally friendly, because of the plastic type of material that it is made from. However, here at Packing Solution we know better. Modern types of bubble wrap are perfectly environmentally friendly.

So how do you re use or recycle bubble wrap and why is it eco friendly?

  • Modern bubble wrap, which is the majority of bubble wrap sold by packaging companies in the UK today, is actually one hundred percent recyclable. There is absolutely no reason why it should end up in landfill today, and there is no reason why you would buy non recyclable bubble wrap, so always check before you buy.

  • As bubble wrap has so many great uses as we mentioned above, which include house moving, storage and shipping, this means that you can usually find another purpose for it without having to throw it out at all. If you cannot find another use for it, why not give it to a member of your family or friend, or even a neighbour who might be moving house soon? At the very least, pass it onto a local business who will certainly have a use for it.

  • If you absolutely cannot find another use for moving bubble wrap, then recycling is the best option. If you have a small amount of bubble wrap you can put this into your local recycling collection bin, with the rest of your household recycling and they will take it away. If you have lots of bubble wrap to recycle, then you can take it to your local recycling centre who will have a special area for it.

  • Bubble wrap can be great fun for children to play with, when accompanied by an adult of course. They can spend hours just popping the air bubbles, so always consider this before recycling it.

  • If you are moving house, it is important to use the correct amount of bubble packing that you need for the move with as little wastage as possible, as this is the way to ensure the most environmentally friendly way of moving. This can be tricky, as it is always tempting to buy the larger rolls of bubble wrap because the price per metre is cheaper when you buy larger quantities. However if you stick to smaller rolls and simply buy more when you run out, this will ensure that you only have a minimal amount of wastage. The same goes for boxes too.

  • Always buy bubble wrap from a UK packaging company, rather than a high street retailer or importing it. The reason this is important is because it reduces the air miles used in getting the bubble wrap to your door, which reduces emissions, and is better for the environment. If you buy from a high street retailer they will almost definitely import bubble wrap from the far east, which is the worst case scenario, however if you buy online from a UK based packaging specialist then you can be assured that your bubble wrap UK is made locally in this country.

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