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HOW TO RECYCLE POLY MAILERS

There is a lot of confusion as to whether or not poly mailers are recyclable. The great news is:

Yes, they ARE Recyclable

It just takes a little extra... 

RECYCLE THE RIGHT WAY

Every polyethylene mailer that you buy from us is 100% recyclable. Like all plastic bags labeled #2 and #4, our poly mailers can and should be recycled. However, poly mailers need special attention if they are to end up being re-used as intended.

Most recycling centers aren’t equipped to recycle plastic bags with other recyclable materials. Instead of tossing them in your curbside recycling bin, store your plastic mailers with other plastic grocery or retail bags.

WHERE TO RECYCLE POLY MAILERS

In the spirit of recycling and conserving the environment, many stores and retail centers are now acting as collection points for this type of recyclable plastic. Most grocery stores that offer to recycle grocery bags will also accept other types of plastic bags.

To find the drop-off locations nearest you, check https://www.plasticfilmrecycling.org/ and enter your zip code.

 

DON’T FORGET!

Make sure your shipping envelopes are clean and dry and remember to remove any paper shipping labels prior to dropping off. Paper labels are detrimental to the Store Drop-off recycling process. You can help by peeling off any paper labels before taking your bag to the drop off location. If the labels don’t peel off easily, you can cut them off with scissors.

 

Thank you for making the effort to recycle!

 

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