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Bubble wrap made from recycled material

Family-owned Storopack produces a bubble wrap made from 100 percent recycled material.

According to manufacturer Storopack, headquartered in Metzingen, Germany, the new bubble wrap is made from 100 percent recycled material, using both post-industrial and post-consumer waste. The property profile is said to be equivalent to conventional bubble films made from virgin material, but reduces greenhouse gas emissions during the production process by 30 percent and water consumption by 57 percent. The weight reduction already achieved is also said to have reduced CO2 emissions in the supply chain. The manufacturer says it will strive to reduce material thickness even further. The raw material rEPS, recycled expanded polystyrene, is produced in the company's own plant, it says. As Storopack points out, the company is involved in the Alliance to End Plastic Waste as well as the Ceflex initiative for a global circular economy.


  • (Jan. 21, 2021)
  • Photo: Storopack

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