Bubblewrap is made from polythene. Recycling collections for plastics vary, so check our Recycling Locator tool to see if you can recycle it at home or if you need to take it to your local recycling centre.

If you have bubblewrap to get rid of and you can't recycle it, there are loads of other things you can do with it:

Re-use it

  • Use it to wrap delicate items that you're posting out
  • If it's time to move house again, use it to wrap fragile bits and pieces so they don't break during the move

Pass it on

  • See if family or friends will take it off your hands

Some other ideas

  • If you have a garden, use it to protect plants from frost damage during the winter months

  • Insulate your shed or greenhouse (if you have one) Pierce the bubblewrap to allow air to flow