How to recycle

Bubblewrap can’t be recycled at home but you can recycle it with plastic bags at supermarket collection points.

If you can’t recycle it and don’t want to throw it in the bin, there are loads of things you can do with it. Check out our top tips below:

A sheet of bubblewrap

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
  • Go online and give it away for free. Try Freegle or Freecycle

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