Padded Envelopes

Garbage Bin
Padded Envelope

Mixed Materials Are Not OK

Padded envelopes that are made of the same materials (e.g., paper envelope with paper cushioning) are easily recycled, but if you want to recycle envelopes made of mixed materials (e.g., paper envelope with bubble-wrap inside), you’ll have to separate them yourself.

Ways to Reuse

Use Padded Envelopes More Than Once

Save the padded envelopes you receive and use them again when you have something to mail. Just place labels over the original addresses and make sure to use enough tape to keep the envelope closed.