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EcoEnclose Products - How to Recycle and Content Informormation
Last Updated: 04/12/2018

First of all, a big THANK YOU to all of you who have chosen to use sustainable packaging. Your ecological efforts really do matter!

We aim for the ultimate in sustainability for our packaging products, but it is also important what happens to them when their useful life is over. We urge everyone to reduce first, reuse if possible, and then recycle. Curbside recycling is standard in all larger cities; however it may be limited in smaller townships. Here is the content and recycling information for our products (dispensers excluded):

Plastics

Poly Mailers

Material: Recycled Polyethylene

Number: #4

Where to Recycle:

ü Grocery/Department Store Drop-off Bins (with plastic grocery bags)

ü Some Curbside Pickups (plastic film/difficult to recycle pickup service - differs by location)

ü Some Recycling Facilities (plastic film - differs by location)

Flap & Seal Bags

Material: Recycled Polyethylene

Number: #4

Where to Recycle:

ü Grocery/Department Store Drop-off Bins (with plastic grocery bags)

ü Some Curbside Pickups (plastic film/difficult to recycle pickup service - differs by location)

ü Some Recycling Facilities (plastic film - differs by location)
Bubble Mailers
Material: Recycled Polyethylene (HDPE and LDPE)

Number: #4 (exterior), #2 (interior)

Where to Recycle:

ü Grocery/Department Store Drop-off Bins (with plastic grocery bags)

ü Some Curbside Pickups (plastic film/difficult to recycle pickup service - differs by location)

ü Some Recycling Facilities (plastic film - differs by location)
Paper Products

Rigid Mailers

Material: Recycled Paperboard

Where to Recycle:

ü Curbside Pickup

ü Recycling Facilities

Padded Mailers

Material: Recycled Kraft Paper, Recycled Newspapers

Where to Recycle:

ü Curbside Pickup

ü Recycling Facilities

Kraft Mailers

Material: Recycled Kraft Paper

Where to Recycle:

ü Curbside Pickup

ü Recycling Facilities

Chipboard Pads

Material: Recycled Paperboard

Where to Recycle:

ü Curbside Pickup

ü Recycling Facilities

Corrugated Boxes, Pads, and Corrugated Bubble:

Material: 100% Recycled Corrugated Cardboard

Where to Recycle:

ü Curbside Pickup

ü Recycling Facilities

Tuck Boxes

Material: Recycled Paperboard

Where to Recycle:

ü Curbside Pickup

ü Recycling Facilities

Paper Shoppers

Material: Recycled Kraft Paper

Where to Recycle:

ü Curbside Pickup

ü Recycling Facilities

Packaging Paper and Ornament Paper Shred

Material:

Kraft Paper Roll: Recycled Kraft Paper

Newsprint Paper Roll: Recycled Newsprint

Bogus Paper Roll: Recycled Kraft and Newsprint

Indented Kraft Paper Roll: Recycled Kraft Paper

Ornament Paper Shred: Recycled Kraft Paper

Where to Recycle:

ü Curbside Pickup

ü Recycling Facilities

GreenWrap

Material: SFI Certified Paper

Where to Recycle:

ü Curbside Pickup

ü Recycling Facilities

Labels and Tape

Shipping Labels

Material:

Label: Recycled Paper

Adhesive: Permanent Acrylic

Backing: Recycled Paper with a Silicone Coating ***not recyclable due to the silicone***

Where to Recycle:

ü Curbside Pickup – Labels only

ü Recycling Facilities – Labels only

Flatback Tape, on boxes

Material: Natural rubber adhesive, Kraft paper backing

Where to Recycle:

ü Curbside Pickup*

ü Recycling Facilities*

Cello Tape, on boxes

Material: Natural rubber adhesive, Cellulose Backing

Where to Recycle:

ü Curbside Pickup*

ü Recycling Facilities*

Water Activated Tape, on boxes

Material: FSC-certified paper backing/Fiberglass threads/Biodegradable laminate/Potato starch adhesive

Where to Recycle:

ü Curbside Pickup*

ü Recycling Facilities*

*Items such as tapes can be recycled with corrugated boxes and paperboard products. Any component that cannot be recycled (such as the fiberglass in the Water Activated Tape) will be screened out during the recycling process.

Many of our customers ask about composting our products, and it is a great question! Composting is as preferable as Recycling, but we are not able to label our products as compostable. Here is the reason why:

According to the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), in order for a material or product to be considered to be "Compostable", the product must:

1) break down to carbon dioxide, water, inorganic compounds, and biomass at a rate similar to paper

2) disintegrate into small pieces within 90 days, so that the original product is not visually distinguishable in the compost, and

3) leave no toxic residue.

All of our paper and cardboard products would degrade, however, due to the recycled nature of our products, we cannot guarantee that they would be free of toxins. The main concern would be:

Glues (chemical)

Inks (GMO soy and chemical)

Toners (chemicals, plastics, waxes)

Chlorine (chemical used for bleaching)

Coatings (chemical)

Even though this prevents us from labeling as “Compostable”, we do take pride in the fact that we are keeping the recycling stream circulating.

Please contact me at support@ecoenclose.com if you have any questions!



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