Guide to Hard-to-Recycle Materials

Guide to Hard-to-Recycle Materials

Gregory Han
Jul 8, 2008

We were just reading one of the comments left here criticizing the non-recyclable content in a bubble wrap calendar design which drove us to search online looking for places to recycle plastic packaging wrap. We ended up finding a great online resource that helps provide you with information about recycling options for a multitude of materials...

Whether it's carpeting, prosthetic parts, batteries, tubs...just about anything, Eco-Cycle's Guide to Hard-to-Recycle Materials pull-down menu brings up an assortment of businesses that will take in your hard to recycle material. The catch? It's a Colorado based guide. But even so, we learned that UPS stores and museums often accept packaging material, and this likely applies to any UPS location outside of Colorado. Used with some legwork, one could likely use Eco-Cycle's site to determine similar businesses in other cities that recycle specific products or materials outside those accepted by our cities.

We also noted that there are actual locations where Bubble Wrap brand packaging can be dropped off for recycling in California, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, Massachusetts and North Carolina. You can even ship it directly to specific Sealed Air Recycling / Return Program locations listed on their site.

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