Sealed Air, the global leader in protective packaging solutions, has set a new standard in sustainability and protection with the launch of a range of mailers that contain more recycled content than any similar product on the market.
The new SEALED AIR® Brand Mail Lite® mailers are also now designed for recycling, as the inner bubble sleeve can be easily detached from the outer paper sleeve, which in turn uses FSC® certified, non-coated Kraft paper from responsible forestry. Each component can then be separately reused or recycled in the appropriate waste stream.
The redeveloped SEALED AIR Brand AirCap® bubble liner uniquely contains a minimum of 60% recycled material. In addition, due to Sealed Air’s unique co-extruded air retention layer, the mailers are stronger and provide more protection in transit than non-barrier bubble materials.
The new Mail Lite® mailers represent a significant step towards achieving Sealed Air’s pledge to make all its products 100% recyclable by 2025.
“With e-commerce on the rise, people are increasingly choosing to use mailers over larger packaging alternatives such as corrugated boxes – saving time, energy, space and in some cases around 35% in postal costs,” said Mirella Andriano, Portfolio Manager at Sealed Air.
“Our new Mail Lite® mailers already lead the way in performance, protecting goods from damage during transit across numerous e-commerce and fulfilment applications, having been engineered to reduce waste at every stage without compromising on quality or performance.”
The inner AirCap® bubble sleeve is now attached only to the top, sides and bottom of the outer paper sleeve of the Mail Lite®, rather than the traditional full lamination method that previously bonded the components together and prevented the bags from being separated for recycling.
Consumers are given clear recycling instructions on the back of each Mail Lite® envelope, illustrating the company’s commitment to leading the field in terms of sustainability.
“We’re extremely proud to be setting the benchmark for environmentally-responsible mailers that are designed for recycling,” concluded Mirella.
Available in 11 sizes – ranging from A/000 size (110mm x 160mm) up to K/7 size (350mm x 470mm) – either in white or gold, the new Mail Lite® mailers are now stocked across Europe.
Find out more here sealedair.com/New-Mail-Lite/Recycling