Recycling Used Envelopes
Posted 09 November 2011 - 05:22 AM
Posted 12 November 2011 - 01:52 AM
I re-use envelopes for future mailing if they are not too ripped and if the address portion can easily be written over. Otherwise i use them as notepads - I keep a pile by my computer to jot down ideas whilst writing. I also use them for shopping lists.
They certainly should not simply be thrown away - unless they go directly into a paper recycling bin (where my old notes and shopping lists go eventually anyway).
It's also good to remove stamps and send them to the various charities that collect stamps as fund raisers.
Posted 12 November 2011 - 07:13 AM
Posted 12 November 2011 - 09:46 AM
Posted 13 November 2011 - 08:07 AM
Posted 13 November 2011 - 10:49 AM
Pasting another piece of scratch paper over the window on the envelope or any barcodes and markings makes the envelope ready for just about any reuse. Last year I decided I wanted to send out a few handwritten and individually decorated Christmas notes to friends and family... I used cut outs from wrapping paper scraps and markers to embellish repurposed return envelopes and it seemed to garner a lot of kudos and appreciation from those who received them.
Posted 21 November 2011 - 03:39 AM
Posted 27 November 2011 - 08:56 PM
Posted 27 November 2011 - 11:45 PM
Posted 28 November 2011 - 04:27 AM
Posted 28 November 2011 - 12:22 PM
Posted 15 December 2011 - 01:31 AM
A lot of the envelopes in my area come with parts saying "Open here if you wish to reuse later". There is dried glue for reusing on the sides, and even the envelope specifically says that you can reuse it to post to someone else later. The community around me has really gotten into environmental issues, and we already have companies thinking about recycling envelopes.
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