Scotch™ Cushion Lock™ Protective Wrap is a sustainable alternative to plastic bubble. It’s an expanding paper wrap made from 100% recycled paper and can be easily recycled after use. Proven to protect, you won’t have to compromise on protection if you want to ship sustainably.
The U.S. EPA estimates that plastic and other packaging waste make up approximately 30% of total U.S. waste annually. That’s because less than 14% of plastic packaging produced globally each year is recycled. These concerning statistics inspired the Scotch™ Brand to create Scotch™ Cushion Lock™ Protective Wrap, a sustainable alternative to plastic bubble for your shipping, moving or storage needs.
This innovative expanding paper wrap was inspired by the Japanese art of kirigami — the art of paper-cutting and folding. The uniquely designed pattern starts out flat, then expands into 3D to cushion and conform around your items, stabilizing them in nested protection throughout their journey. With its advanced self-interlocking technology, you can use without the need for tape to secure it, nor do you need scissors to cut with its tear-by-hand nature — making this an easy-to-use solution you can feel good about.
When shipping with other solutions, you may need additional materials to fill the extra void space within the box. But with Scotch™ Cushion Lock™, we deliver the POOF factor to eliminate the need for extra void fill material — meaning, it expands to fill a box using up to 60% less vs. plastic bubble*. In fact, one 30-foot roll of Scotch™ Cushion Lock™ expands to do the work of what equates to 75 feet of plastic bubble!
Scotch™ Brand is challenging the status quo to re-imagine what is possible within this category that still relies so heavily on plastics, to deliver high-performing yet sustainable solutions to those who pack.
Even while on the move, Scotch™ Cushion Lock™ keeps delivering on sustainable value. In its 1,000-foot format, Scotch™ Cushion Lock™ ships flat to save 85% on space. So, for the same square footage, one truck of Scotch™ Cushion Lock™ equates to up to 10 truckloads of already inflated plastic bubble**.
Because it’s made with 100% recycled paper, you can easily recycle Scotch™ Cushion Lock™ in your home or in-office recycle bin once your items have arrived safely to their destination or are pulled out of storage. In the spirit of circularity, Scotch™ Cushion Lock™ progresses through the recycle stream and the cycle begins again. This is just one of the product innovations contributing to 3M’s goal of reducing our use of virgin fossil-based plastic in our products and packaging by 125 million pounds by 2025.