Reuse envelopes – save money and the environment!
I have to be honest, I initially did it to save money. I sell the occasional item on eBay and post unwanted books on Amazon, so it made sense to keep jiffy envelopes and bubble wrap. That meant I could keep my postage and packaging costs competitive.
50 business envelopes cost £2.50 and a pack of 50 jiffy envelopes costs over £30 in my local Post Office. Yet every day, I get envelopes of all shapes and sizes through my letter box; for free. It seems crazy to rip them open, throw them away and then buy new!
Imagine how many envelopes and how much packaging material you might be throwing away every day into the landfill. Even if you put it to be recycled, Reuse comes before recycling, so why not start saving your envelopes, bubble wrap and jiffy bags for future reuse in your house?