Bags are ubiquitous in our lives - from the grocery store, to the mall, to the hardware shop, bags are found in all shapes, sizes, and materials across nearly every industry and in innumerable situations. Whether it’s a bag of coffee from the market or a pouch of nails from the home improvement store, consumers are inundated with little baggies on a daily basis. But what happens when the last of the coffee is made and the picture frame is hung? All too often, consumers improperly dispose of their packaging bags because there is no proper recycling or repurposing option - but we’re here to change that.
Our collections of wholesale recyclable bags are bursting with sustainably-minded packaging bags that can help you and your customers reduce your carbon footprints. From sleek black, 100% recyclable coffee bags to recyclable kraft pouches that exude earthy vibes, we have everything you need to securely package your unique products while also working toward being a greener company - something we are constantly working toward, too.
No matter if you make food, cosmetics, hardware, toiletries, or any number of other products, it’s more than likely that we have some type of recyclable bags in bulk for you. Let’s dive in and discuss how switching to recyclable pouches is a smart move for the environment, for your business, and for your consumers.
How Are Recyclable Bags Better For The Environment?
If you picture the contents of your trash can, you can probably visualize a smattering of discarded bags and pouches. Depending on your lifestyle, you may see empty, torn packets of beef jerky, planting soil, sugar, screws, makeup sponges, chips, and so much more. Like we discussed in the introduction, bags and pouches are ubiquitous in our lives whether we realize it or not, and when we let them crowd our landfills or, worse, become litter on the sides of the road and in the ocean, we’re all contributing to the detriment of our natural environment. But it doesn’t have to be that way , not when we have recyclable stand up pouches and other varieties of foil lined paper bags recyclable.
Thankfully, recyclable pouch packaging is a modern solution to the single use bag packaging of the past. While not every single bag can always be reused or recycled, our bulk recyclable bags can do both. Many people choose to reuse their mylar bags recyclable for organization or safe keeping purposes, such as organizing a craft drawer or keeping car registration and insurance papers clean and dry. But if you don’t have a use for your recyclable stand up pouches, they can be recycled in most curbside programs! Switching to recyclable packaging bags is such a small thing that makes such a big difference, especially when you encourage your customers to responsibly reuse or dispose of them.
Don’t worry, we haven't forgotten about recyclable paper bags, it’s just that those are more common and available than our specialized mylar bags recyclable varieties. We’ll be diving more into those and each type of recyclable food pouches, recyclable heat seal bags, and recyclable zip bag designs we make later, though!
Are All Plastic Bags Recyclable?
Sadly, no, which is why we’re on such a kick to push for the recyclable resealable bags whenever possible. Our traditional mylar bags are not easily recyclable, although there are some specialized programs that accept and recycle mylar. If you have your heart set on real mylar bags, we encourage you to encourage your customers to responsibly reuse or send away for recycling any empty mylar bags from your products. But if possible, we highly encourage opting for the mylar foil bags recyclable variety because, let’s face it, humans are lazy and sending recycling away to specialized programs just isn’t something that everyone is willing to do. Tossing recyclable stand up pouches in the correct bin, however, is easy enough for even the laziest of consumers.
What Kinds Of Recyclable Bags Do You Have?
We have a very wide range of recyclable bags wholesale that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, materials, and with various capabilities. Let’s go material by material for recyclability clarification.
Recyclable Mylar Bags
Our mylar bags recyclable variety have a trick up their sleeve to make them recyclable flexible pouches: they’re actually LDPE (low-density polyethylene), not mylar. LDPE is #4 plastic and is a highly recyclable and reusable material. Our mylar recyclable bags bulk come in three different sizes - 3.5” x 5”, 4” x 6.5”, and 12” x 9”. Once you choose the appropriate size of eco-friendly bags for your products, you can then decide whether or not you need the bags to be recyclable heat seal bags, AKA tamper evident. Many medications and food items have to go in tamper evident containers, and the extra secure recyclable stand up pouches often help customers feel assured in purchasing from your company. Both kinds are recyclable resealable bags.
The absolutely most classic thing to come in food bags recyclable has got to be coffee, which is partially because of mylar’s scent-proof capabilities. Foil coffee bags recyclable designs work just as efficiently as real mylar to keep that strong coffee smell locked inside, so if you can make the switch at your coffee company, we highly encourage you to do so.
Recyclable Paper Bags
Our paper bulk recyclable bags are ideal for a number of situations, but some of our best ones are actually pharmacy bags. So many people use daily medications, meaning that at least once a month they head to the pharmacy and get handed a discreet paper bag containing their prescription. But what happens to that bag after they get home? Too often, it ends up in the trash when they can actually be efficiently recycled.
We also make recyclable paper bags with handles - you know, the classic kraft brown ones found at boutiques and takeout restaurants. Recyclable paper bags with handles are easily customizable and highly recyclable, making them the perfect choice over other bag types in terms of aiming to be green.
Where To Buy Recyclable Bags Wholesale?
When it comes to recyclable bags in bulk, there’s simply no better place to turn for green solutions, especially thanks to our “mylar” recyclable resealable bags. Recyclable food pouches should have become ubiquitous years ago but at the very least, we’re trying to make a push for them now. As we continue to design and source wholesale recyclable bags for foods and innumerable other industries, we hope you’ll join us in our efforts to become more sustainable with every choice we make.
From 100% recyclable coffee bags, to recyclable pouch food packaging, to reusable hardware pouches, you can find something for almost any kind of product in our collections. Whether it’s a retail bag or direct product packaging, switching to recyclable bags is such an easy switch to make that positively impacts your community and your consumers. Plus, we also make and carry a wide range of recyclable jars that are ideal for numerous products, such as recyclable cosmetic packaging.
Frequently Asked Questions About Recyclable Bags
Are Paper Bags Recyclable?
Yes, paper bags are 100% recyclable; you can place them in your blue recycle bin in your neighborhood. Not only that, but paper bags are also compostable especially, when soiled, as reported by the American Society of Testing and Material (ASTM) Standard Specification for Compostable Plastics D6400. Paper bags can also be recycled with other paper items, making them simple to recycle at your local collection center or recycling bin.
Are Coffee Bags Recyclable?
If you plan on recycling coffee bags, make sure to keep in mind how the bag was created. If your coffee bags are made solely out of paper, then yes, you can recycle them; however, if it’s coated with a plastic lining, you can’t recycle them due to the mixed materials not being able to be separated. Coffee bags made of plastic can also not be recycled. Before recycling your coffee bags, ensure that your bag is made entirely of paper and not mixed or made solely of plastic.
What Bags Are Recyclable On Your Website?
We have a fantastic array of recyclable bags on our website that are perfect for carrying your items while reducing our impact on the planet. The mylar bags that we offer, along with kraft paper bags, the shopping and pharmacy bags on our site, are all 100% recyclable.
Are Foil Lined Mylar Bags Recyclable?
Foil-lined bags, surprisingly enough, are almost always unrecyclable due to how they are assembled. While the liners materials like foil and polypropylene are recyclable, the layers of the bag are fused together which makes for a big recycling no-no. Although not all paper bags are lined with foil and plastic, some bags contain multiple layers, so you may want to call around and see if you can recycle your paper bags in your recycling bin beforehand.