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Sustainability

Make a difference

3M is a company committed to sustainability. This is no passing fad: For more than 30 years‚ it’s the way we’ve done business. From sourcing to factory to store‚ we seek to minimize our impact on the planet.

Go green with Scotch® Brand

While 3M does its part to care for the environment‚ you can‚ too. Here are three ways to help:

Recycle mailing materials

1. Recycle mailing materials

Scotch® Plastic Bubble Mailers and Scotch® Cushion Wrap are now recyclable! Same great products — not only do they protect your packages‚ they also reduce the impact on the environment.

Here’s how to recycle these products:

Bring to Municipal Recycling Facilities (MRFs). To find a facility in your area that processes this material‚ visit www.Earth911.com. Type in “plastic” and your location.

Visit www.plasticbagrecycling.org. This website can help you find other locations that accept used mailers. Go to Quick Links > Consumers and click on “find plastic bag drop-offs.”

Send mailers back to us. No luck finding a drop-off site? Send your used Scotch® Cushion Wrap and Scotch® Plastic Bubble Mailers to:
Scotch® Recycling Program
3131 Cincinnati Dayton Rd
Middletown‚ OH 45044


Recycle mailing materials

2. Use tape refills & dispensers

Another great way to lessen the impact on the environment is to use our Magic™ Tape refills and dispensers. The packaging for our refills is made from 100% recycled paper‚ and our tapes are made in the USA. We also offer a cabinet pack of refills‚ which has less packaging than individually boxed rolls.

Ready to roll with refills? Browse Scotch® Tapes and Dispensers.

To make it easy to shop for tape refills‚ we’ve added a handy “refillable” icon to some of our products.


Scotch® Tape Brigade™

3. Scotch® Tape Brigade™

There are millions of tape dispensers and cores that end up in landfills across the country. Scotch® Tape is collaborating with TerraCycle™ to keep used tape dispensers and cores out of landfills. Through this innovative program‚ people will be able to collect used Scotch® Clear Tape Dispensers and Cores; once 50 dispensers and cores are collected they can be shipped back to TerraCycle™. All collected Scotch® Clear Tape Dispensers and Cores will be re-used and kept out of landfills.

To learn more‚ visit the TerraCycle website.


Sustainable Scotch® Products

Scotch® Recyclable Mailers

  • Made in USA
  • Made from 100% Recycled paper
  • Recyclable

Scotch® Photo/Document Mailers

  • Made from 100% Recycled paper

Scotch® Boxes

  • Made from Recycled material
  • Cat#8010FB‚ 8012FB & 8016FB

Scotch® Kraft Postal Wrapping Paper

  • Made from 100% Recycled paper

Scotch® Desktop Tape Dispensers

  • Made in USA
  • C-38 Dispenser
  • Made from 100% Recycled content

Scotch® Magic™ Tape Dispenser & Refill

  • Made in USA
  • Refill packaging made from recycled content

Scotch® Magic™ Tape Refill Cabinet Pack

  • Made in USA
  • Refills for dispensers
  • Less packaging than individually-boxed rolls

Scotch® Easy-Grip Tape Dispenser

  • Refillable with Scotch® Packaging Tape
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