How to Recycle, Repurpose or Dispose of Sealed Air Packaging Products

Since the invention of BUBBLE WRAP® brand protective cushioning in 1960, Sealed Air has continued to lead the way in sustainable packaging. We’re proud of our commitment to sustainability, underlining the important role businesses have in affecting change and enhancing our own operations along the way. You’re here because you care too. Here's how to properly dispose of your Sealed Air packaging products.

  • How do I recycle SEALED AIR® brand polyethylene foam?

    Sealed Air brand polyethylene packaging foamOur polyethylene foams are classified as #4 low-density PE (LDPE) material and can be recycled only in LDPE recycling systems. Check your local recycling program for specific regulations. PE foams can also be returned to one of these Sealed Air product return locations so long as the material is free of tape, labels or any foreign materials. In countries like Germany, where laws mandate collection and recycling of used packaging, SEALED AIR brand PE foam fits within the established infrastructure. 


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  • How do I recycle SEALED AIR® brand Korrvu® packaging?

    Sealed Air brand korrvu retention packagingKorrvu packaging is manufactured primarily from corrugated fiberboard and can be easily recycled — with the plastic film attached —along with corrugated boxes through your local curbside recycling program. The plastic film used in Korrvu will be separated from the corrugated when processed at the recycling facility. The film itself will be discarded; the corrugated will be recycled. Korrvu packaging is RESY approved for recycling in Germany and complies with all national and international requirements for disposal and recycling of packaging materials. 

  • How do I recycle SEALED AIR® brand paper packaging?

    Sealed Air brand paper packaging Most paper packaging can be recycled with corrugated containers or as mixed paper. Products that include a polyethylene film backing should have the plastic removed before recycling. Check your local recycling program for specific regulations. SEALED AIR brand paper products are made of 100 percent recycled content, which is responsibly sourced and carries the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certification. Additionally, the fiber is 100 percent renewable and all production scrap is reclaimed. 


    Paper Remains a Top Pick for Recyclable Packaging

  • How do I recycle SEALED AIR® brand kraft mailers and poly mailers?

    Sealed Air brand kraft paper mailersKraft paper mailers — without bubble — are recyclable in most curbside recycling programs. Check with your local recycling program for more details.




    SEALED AIR brand poly mailers — without bubble — and FloWrap polybags can be recycled at any one of over 18,000 retail store drop-off locations nationwide. Find a recycling drop-off location near you. 


  • How do I recycle CRYOVAC® brand case-ready food trays?

    Sealed Air Cryovac brand Darfresh on trayCryovac rigid polypropylene trays (resin identification code 5) and PET (resin identification code 1) may be recycled through most curbside recycling programs globally. Check with your local recycling program for more details. Please be aware that both the color of rigid trays and the resin type may also affect recycling.