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What’s That Popping Noise? It’s Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

The famed protective packaging has a day all its own, January 31, celebrated in creative and diverse ways.

Rick Lingle

January 31, 2022

1 Min Read
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Why is this girl laughing? It's Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day.Image courtesy of ASIFE/Alamy Stock Photo

Most packaging should be seen and not heard with rare exceptions that include on any occasion film-enclosed rows of small pockets of air, aka bubble wrap. That’s because the iconic packaging is made to protect and pop, though not necessarily in that order according to some devotees.

Which brings us to today, January 31, celebrated as Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day. We’ve collected an eclectic mix of posts on Twitter where bubble wrap is top of mind — and well appreciated. After all, no one ever said packaging couldn’t be fun, and often it is.

Is an appreciation day even necessary? Not according to this avid fan.

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There’s a comedian in every group.

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A word from the official Twitter feed of the authentic BubbleWrap Brand.

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Bubble popping can be joyous…

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…or contemplative.

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It’s been called the original fidget spinner — let’s go to the video...

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Can you imagine?

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On a serious note: a breakthrough with a more sustainable version.

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Bubble wrap can inspire the artist.

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It is protective packaging, but…

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A couple of dogs help wrap up things up.

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Finally, as an epilogue here’s a link to last year’s celebration: Pop Culture at Its Finest: Today Is #BubbleWrapDay.

About the Author(s)

Rick Lingle

Senior Technical Editor, Packaging Digest and PlasticsToday

Rick Lingle is Senior Technical Editor, Packaging Digest and PlasticsToday. He’s been a packaging media journalist since 1985 specializing in food, beverage and plastic markets. He has a chemistry degree from Clarke College and has worked in food industry R&D for Standard Brands/Nabisco and the R.T. French Co. Reach him at [email protected] or 630-481-1426.

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