RECYCLING GUIDE

How to recycle protective packaging correctly.

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RECYCLING, COMPOSTABILITY AND DISPOSAL

Can Storopack protective packaging be recycled?

Yes, all of Storopack’s protective packaging is recyclable. It can be processed and reused in a variety of industrial products. The only exception are our products from renewable raw materials – they are not always recyclable, but compostable.

Can Storopack molded parts be recycled?

Yes, all molded parts made of EPS and EPP are 100 percent recyclable. They can be treated and reused in a variety of industrial products or can be used as raw material for our loose fill.

Disposal & Recycling - Region Asia-Pacific

Australia

  • Paper padding: yellow recycling container
  • Air cushions: yellow recycling container
  • Foam packaging: household trash bin
  • Loose fill: household trash bin
  • Molded parts: household trash bin

For more information, go to:

FAQ Regarding Environment Australia

 

China

  • Paper padding: paper bin
  • Air cushions: household trash bin
  • Foam packaging: recycling facilities

For more information, go to: 

FAQ Regarding Environment China

 

India

  • Paper padding: blue paper bin
  • Air cushions: household trash bin
  • Foam packaging: industrial waste

For more information, go to: 

FAQ Regarding Environment India

 

Japan

  • products: different at the local level

For more information, go to: 

FAQ Regarding Environment Japan

Disposal & Recycling - Region Europe

Belgium

  • Paper padding: paper bin
  • Air cushions: plastic waste, household trash bin
  • Foam packaging: plastic waste, household trash bin
  • Loose fill: industrail waste

For more information, go to:

FAQ Regarding Environment Belgium (Dutch)

FAQ Regarding Environment Belgium (French)

 

Czechia

  • Paper padding: paper bin
  • Air cushions: household trash bin
  • Foam packaging: plastic waste
  • Loose fill: yellow bag/ yellow bin
  • Molded parts: recycling facilities

For more information, go to:

FAQ Regarding Environment Czechia

 

France

  • Paper padding: yellow bag/ yellow bin
  • Air cushions: yellow recycling container
  • Foam packaging: plastic waste
  • Loose fill: yellow recycling container
  • Molded parts: yellow bag/ yellow bin

For more information, go to:

FAQ Regarding Environment France

 

Germany

  • Paper padding: blue paper bin 
  • Air cushions: yellow bag/ yellow bin
  • Foam packaging: plastic waste, household trash bin
  • Loose fill: yellow bag/ yellow bin
  • Molded parts: household trash bin

For more information, go to:

FAQ Regarding Environment Germany

 

Italy

  • Paper padding: paper bin
  • Air cushions: plastic waste
  • Foam packaging: industrial waste
  • Loose fill: industrial waste

For more information, go to:

FAQ Regarding Environment Italy

 

Netherland

  • Paper padding: paper bin
  • Air cushions: household trash bin
  • Foam packaging: plastic waste, household trash bin
  • Loose fill: household trash bin

For more information, go to:

FAQ Regarding Environment Netherland

 

Poland

  • Paper padding: paper bin
  • Air cushions: yellow bag/ yellow bin
  • Foam packaging: plastic waste
  • Loose fill: incinerators

For more information, go to:

FAQ Regarding Environment Poland

 

United Kingdom

  • Paper padding: plastic bin 
  • Air cushions: household trash bin
  • Foam packaging: plastic waste
  • Loose fill: collection centers, recycling facilities
  • Molded parts: household trash bin

For more information, go to:

FAQ Regarding Environment United Kingdom

 

Spain

  • Paper padding: paper bin
  • Air cushions: yellow bag/ yellow bin
  • Foam packaging: yellow bag/ yellow bin
  • Loose fill: yellow bag/ yellow bin
  • Molded parts: yellow bag/ yellow bin

For more information, go to:

FAQ Regarding Environment Spain

 

Sweden

  • Paper padding: blue paper bin
  • Air cushions: recycling bin
  • Foam packaging: non recycling bin
  • Loose fill: household trash bin


For more information, go to:
FAQ Regarding Environment Sweden


Switzerland

  • Paper padding: waste paper collection
  • Air cushions: household trash bin
  • Foam packaging: plastic waste, household trash bin
  • Loose fill: household trash bin
  • Molded parts: collecting centers

For more information, go to:

FAQ Regarding Environment Switzerland (German)

FAQ Regarding Environment Switzerland (French)

FAQ Regarding Environment Switzerland (Italian)

 

Turkey

  • Paper padding: paper bin systems
  • Air cushions: collecting centers
  • Foam packaging: no recyclable waste
  • Loose fill: recycling facilities

For more information, go to:

FAQ Regarding Environment Turkey

 

Disposal & Recycling - Region North and South America

Brazil

  • Paper padding: blue bin
  • Air cushions: red bin
  • Foam packaging: no recyclable waste   

For more information, go to:

FAQ Regarding Environment Brazil

 

Canada

  • Paper padding: recycling facilities
  • Air cushions: supermarkets which recycles plastics 
  • Foam packaging: return to a Storopack plant 
  • Loose fill: household trash bin

For more information, go to:

FAQ Regarding Environment Canada (French)

FAQ Regarding Environment Canada (English)

 

United States of America

  • Paper padding: recycling facilities
  • Air cushions: supermarkets which recycles plastics 
  • Foam packaging: return to a Storopack plant 
  • Loose fill: household waste

For more information, go to:

FAQ Regarding Environment United States of America

Why isn’t all of Storopack’s protective packaging compostable?

Very different types of protective packaging can be needed depending on the goods being shipped. While fragile and lighter items like porcelain and glass can be ideally protected in a box using the compostable loose fill PELASPAN® BIO, heavy technical components require paper and foam packaging in order that the product is stabilized in the shipping box. This type of protective packaging isn’t compostable, but it can nevertheless easily be recycled.

  

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To make orientation easy for you we mark our products with “4R” indicating the following properties: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, and RENEW.

REDUCE

This product and its production process are designed to reduce natural resource usage.

REUSE

This product can be reused up to several times for its original purpose.

RECYCLE

Post consumer or post industrial waste of this product can replace virgin raw materials.

RENEW

This product is produced of renewable raw material, e.g. wood or plants.