Plastic Film Take-Back Program
EcoEnclose's Poly Mailers and Bubble Mailers are made of polyethylene film, frequently referred to as thin film plastic. Our Plastic Film Take-Back Program ensures our customers have access to plastic film recycling to keep their household polyethylene film out of the landfill. This program marks another milestone in EcoEnclose’s ultimate vision of making packaging truly circular.
EcoEnclose recycles your plastic film with EcoCycle, one of the country's most forward thinking recyclers in the country. We are lucky to operate in Boulder County, Colorado 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.
Thank you for considering the planet with your participation in our Plastic Film Take-Back Program!
How to reuse EcoEnclose Poly Mailers using their second tear strip.
First, Reuse The Mailers
EcoEnclose's Poly Mailers and Bubble Mailers feature two tear strips and seal strips, so you can reuse them for returns or another shipment.
Then, Recycle The Mailers
These mailers are recyclable in any stream that accepts thin film. A small but growing number of cities accept thin film in their curbside recycling program. In most municipalities, residents should drop them off at a designated bin usually found in grocery stores or big box retailers.
Find a nearby recycling location for thin film using Earth911 or bagandfilmrecycling.org.
Paper shipping labels are an acceptable contaminant and do not need to be removed prior to recycling the mailer. Remove labels made with non-paper materials before recycling the mailer.
How to reuse your EcoEnclose Bubble Mailer for recycling thin film.
Or, Ship the Mailers 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.
EcoEnclose would love to recycle your thin film for you! Simply fill your EcoEnclose poly or bubble mailer with as much clean #2 or #4 plastic film as possible. The more film you can fit inside your mailer, the more carbon efficient the recycling process. Fill your mailer with these accepted items, inlcuding poly bags.
Ship your thin film-stuffed mailer to EcoEnclose for responsible recycling.
Questions, comments, or concerns? We'd love to hear from you.