Save a tree! Reduce new envelope usage and increase reuse and recycling.
Old envelopes can be used for shopping lists, storing seeds and beads and other small things.
Ask to receive regular bills, statements and newsletters by email.
Reduce consumption of the Earth's resources by purchasing envelopes made from recycled stock.
Make your own envelopes.
Send a postcard.
Decorate and resend old envelopes.
Print mailing labels to reuse old envelopes.
Shred paper envelopes and feed to your worm farm or use as mulch.
Envelopes can be recycled at the Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre in the mixed paper cage.
The paper content of envelopes is biodegradable. The cellophane window is probably not biodegradable though.