Say goodbye to losing hours of your life playing with plastic packaging. The original makers of bubble wrap, Sealed Air, will be re-designing their product and it will no longer be poppable.
So there is a legitimate reason why this is happening. And like most fun-sapping company changes, it all comes down to the bottom line. Apparently the OG bubble-wrap is actually really big and bulky, therefore pretty expensive to ship to the vast majority of companies that need it. This new design will make it much more viable for Sealed Air to keep churning out bubble-wrap to all our beloved online retailers who are fulfilling our insatiable retail appetites.
You better appreciate whatever poppable bubble wrap you have left because it’s about to be a thing of the past.
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