Are you still stressed out from the holidays? If so, Sealed Air, the makers of Bubble Wrap, have a splendid idea for stress relief: Popping Bubble Wrap. Monday, Jan. 28, is Sealed Air’s Annual Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day and to celebrate the company is asking Bubble Wrap enthusiasts around the world to begin their week with a “pop!”
Did you know that one minute spent popping Bubble Wrap relieves as much stress as a 33-minute massage? According to the folks at Sealed Air, that’s what popping bubbles can do for you. In fact, there are many ways that Bubble Wrap fans can join the fun and share their favorite way to play with, pop and enjoy Bubble Wrap. They even offer some suggestions to get started:
- Roll out a Bubble Wrap carpet and jump for joy.
- Keep a box of Bubble Wrap at your desk when you need a bit of stress relief at work.
- Create your own Bubble Wrap calendar with tedious tasks behind every bubble and "pop" things off your to-do list each day.
You can come up with some ideas of your own to celebrate the iconic Bubble Wrap, such as getting a co-worker to pop with you. Begin at either end of a sheet of Bubble Wrap, start popping and the one who reaches the middle of the sheet with all their bubbles popped wins! You can then decide what they win.
This is a great way to relax if you’re stressing out about all those people who want to rid the world of plastics. When you’re done popping, just be sure to recycle the Bubble Wrap with your other plastic bags—it is made from low-density polyethylene and needs to be separated from your regular recyclables.
Happy Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day!