Choosing the Right Envelope for Sending Passports

Choosing the Right Envelope for Sending Passports

4 Ways To Make Your Envelopes Unforgettable

4 Ways To Make Your Envelopes Unforgettable

Unlocking the Power of Personalisation with Variable Data Printing

Unlocking the Power of Personalisation with Variable Data Printing

Exploring the Versatility of Book Wraps

Exploring the Versatility of Book Wraps

Packaging Solutions that Create Memorable Unboxing Experiences

Packaging Solutions that Create Memorable Unboxing Experiences

Are envelopes recyclable?

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Are envelopes recyclable?

Yes, paper envelopes are recyclable and can be placed in your household recycling bin/box to be collected by your local council.

Can you recycle envelopes with plastic windows?

Envelopes with windows can be recycled in the UK depending on your local authority (very few do not accept envelopes with windows). The plastic window and self adhesive can easily be separated from the envelope at the paper mill. Another option is to manually remove the window yourself before putting the envelope in your recycling bin.

Recycled Envelopes

Can envelopes with stamps be recycled?

Yes, envelopes with paper stamps can be recycled without having to remove them from the envelope. You can simply pop them in your recycling bin.

Can envelopes with bubble wrap be recycled?

Envelopes with bubble wrap such as padded envelopes, jiffy bags or bubble bags cannot be recycled due to them being made of multiple materials (paper, plastic & other materials).

An alternative to traditional padded envelopes that contain plastic is our new range of Flutelopes and Combelopes which are a 100% environmentally friendly and biodegradable padded envelope.

Can envelopes be reused?

The majority of envelopes cannot be re-used to send through the mail due to the seal being broken. However, you can re-use them for other purposes such as storing letters or other objects that fit inside and close them shut with an adhesive glue or sellotape. Envelopes such as string and washer can be re-used as they are tied shut with string.

Where can I buy recycled envelopes?

You're in the right place. We supply a range of totally recycled envelopes in a whole range of popular sizes and colours.

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Can coloured envelopes be recycled?

Yes, coloured envelopes can be recycled. However, brightly coloured envelopes may sometimes need to be processed separately as the dyes can affect the recycling process.

Are padded envelopes with paper lining recyclable?

Yes, padded envelopes that are lined with paper instead of plastic can often be recycled. Check with your local council for specific guidelines.

What should I do if I'm unsure whether an envelope can be recycled?

If you’re unsure, check with your local council’s recycling guidelines. Many councils provide detailed lists of what can and cannot be recycled in your area.

How can I dispose of non-recyclable envelopes?

For envelopes that cannot be recycled, consider repurposing them for storage or crafts. If they must be disposed of, place them in your general waste bin.

What are some eco-friendly alternatives to traditional envelopes?

Consider using our range of Flutelopes and Combelopes, which are biodegradable and made from recycled materials. They provide the same level of protection as traditional padded envelopes but are much better for the environment.

Can envelopes with metallic inks or embellishments be recycled?

Envelopes with metallic inks, foils, or embellishments typically cannot be recycled due to the additional materials. These should be placed in your general waste bin or reused creatively if possible.

Tips for Eco-Friendly Envelope Use

  • Buy in Bulk: Reduce packaging waste by buying envelopes in larger quantities.
  • Choose Recycled Products: Opt for envelopes made from recycled materials.
  • Reuse Envelopes: Use undamaged envelopes for internal mail or storage.
  • Proper Disposal: Always check local recycling guidelines to ensure proper disposal.

By making small changes in how we use and dispose of envelopes, we can collectively contribute to a more sustainable future.

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