Plastic Film Take Back Program
First, Try to Reuse These Mailers
Then, Recycle Them
EcoEnclose's poly mailers and bubble mailers are recyclable in any stream that accepts thin film. A small but growing number of cities, such as Los Angeles and Montreal, accept thin film in their curbside recycling program. In most municipalities, residents should drop them off at a designated thin film bin, usually found in grocery stores, big box retailers or hardware stores.
Note that paper shipping labels are considered an acceptable contaminant and do not need to be removed. Any labels made with plastic, foil or other non-paper materials should be cut out before recycling.
Or, Mail Them to EcoEnclose For Recycling
While most North American households generally have access to thin film recycling, we know that some do not (and that some retailers shut down their thin film recycling due to COVID).
In that case, EcoEnclose would love to recycle your thin film for you! Please fill your mailer with as much clean #2 or #4 plastic film as you can (the more you can fit, the more carbon efficient the recycling process will be!). Only fill it with accepted items, which can be found here.
Then ship your mailer to:
EcoEnclose, ATTN: Poly Take Back
416 South Taylor Avenue
Louisville, CO 80027
EcoEnclose recycles your plastic film with EcoCycle, one of the country's most dedicated and forward thinking recyclers in the country. We are so lucky to operate in Boulder County where we can work with EcoCycle on everything from waste management to recycling consultations. Plastic film is typically purchased by manufacturers of composite lumber. It can also be reprocessed into small pellets that can go into a number of recycled plastic items.