ENVYPAK MATERIALS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
EnvyPak products are made of 100%
EnvyPak standard polypropylene is an extremely strong and durable material that is very common and easy to recycle. It is so inert and protective that it is frequently used for archiving. EnvyPak products can also be reused, which decreases material consumption and saves energy.
EnvyPak products are manufactured of clear polypropylene and carry the #5 recycling logo. Check with your local recycling center to locate a recycler.
Important characteristics: very economical, 100% recyclable, archival, and reusable eliminates any harmful gases that are created in the manufacture and disposal of PVC.
EnvyPak Standard Polypropylene
EnvyPak BioPoly 100% Recyclable
EnvyPak Biodegradable Polypropylene
Maintains the functional characteristics of our standard EnvyPak polypropylene, but it contains an organic additive that promotes biodegradability in a typical landfill. Products made with this material can be reused, but at the end of their useful life, they will breakdown to become part of the soil.
Biodegradable poly will remain stable in a warehouse, store shelves, office or homes and will begin to biodegrade only after introduction to landfill conditions. The cost of biodegradable poly is about 10% more than our standard polypropylene.
Important characteristics: 100% recyclable, 100% biodegradable, very economical. The biodegradation process can take place aerobically and anaerobically. The film’s materials enable the microorganisms in the landfill conditions to metabolize the molecular structure of plastic films. This process does not produce any toxic residue harmful to living organisms in water or on land. For more information about the organic additive, click here.
The Environment – Making Responsible Choices
Every day, the seemingly small decisions we make to reuse, reduce, and recycle can lead to positive environmental impact over time.
We recognize our responsibility to the environment and are dedicated to manufacturing products that encourage a sustainable flow of materials. We’re committed to developing all aspects of our business in an economically, socially, and environmentally conscious manner that creates a positive benefit for our customers, employees, and for future generations.
EnvyPak believes that educating our customers about the use of our 100% recyclable polypropylene products is another step towards achieving environmental responsibility. This includes what to do when EnvyPak envelopes and packaging have reached the end of their life usage.
Good stewardship of EnvyPak polypropylene products is about the responsible decisions
we should make after the product’s initial purpose has been fulfilled.
What should we do next?
Reuse with EnvyPak
Polypropylene is an extremely strong, durable and recyclable material that is commonly used for archiving. EnvyPak polypropylene envelopes and packaging are durable and made of inert materials, perfect for reuse as storage devices. This reduces material consumption and saves energy compared to one-time use and throw away alternatives. Typical reuse examples for a pre-mailed EnvyPak envelope include storage for photos, coupons, small collectibles, and receipts.
Reduce with EnvyPak
Reducing product packaging is environmentally responsible. EnvyPak poly envelopes reduce packaging and direct mail waste. More effective use of material – When businesses use EnvyPak for flexible packaging, they’ve chosen a right-sized package that can be reused. Large, unnecessary paper packages create extra waste and often aren’t required for many products. EnvyPak products are sized correctly to protect your important materials, and once received, can be used to store your documents indefinitely, eliminating unnecessary usage of additional storage products.
Greater impact – Because EnvyPak envelopes allow personalized content to show through, they create a more interactive, customer engaging experience than other formats. As a result, EnvyPak envelopes enable companies to be more effective with each mailing. According to a DMA (Direct Marketing Association) report, response rates for non-personalized mailings averaged about 2%, while personalized mailings earned an average response rate of 6%, an astounding increase of 300%.
Recycle with EnvyPak
EnvyPak Polypropylene envelopes are recyclable. Contact your local recycling facility for more information regarding recycling #5 polypropylene.
To Locate a plastic film recycling facility in your area please check with your city manager for the community’s recycling services. Since all communities may not have controlled recycling, we have included the following resource.
Plastic Film Center Locator
Go to this website to enter your zip/postal code to find retail stores, municipal recycling centers, and private recyclers in the United States that accept plastic bags and film packaging.
Please note that listings currently cover the U.S. only.
Ship your used EnvyPak products back to EnvyPak for recycling
Our products are designed for long-term archival use. However, if your EnvyPak products reach their end-of-life please send them back to EnvyPak for proper recycling at this address:
EnvyPak – attn. Recycling
16710 Square Drive
Marysville, Ohio 43040
(Please note: Recycling shipments are for EnvyPak products only)