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City of Vancouver, WA: WRAP Campaign Report
Plastic film contamination is a current concern affecting the efficiency of operation at the local Material Recovery Facility in Clark County, WA. In an effort to reduce the contamination and increase the amount of film recycled, the City of Vancouver, WA, launched a public education and outreach initiative with partners to encourage consumers to recycle plastic bags and film through return-to-retail programs.
It's a WRAP: Plastics Recycling Update, Feb. 2014
The Wrap Recycling Action Program (WRAP) is a campaign designed to empower motivated stakeholders from kindergarten students to leading businesses to create communities of change agents. The common goal: to make plastic film packaging a commonly recycled commodity with a strong and evergrowing recycling rate. The campaign is looking for companies to join brands like Ziploc, Sealed Air and Wegmans and recognize the ways their customers value recyclability.
Plastic bag, wrap and film is recyclable at retail – Education Tools
A public awareness campaign that empowers motivated stakeholders to help make plastic film packaging a commonly recycled material. Sign-up for a communication toolbox for public education, media support and technical assistance.
Plastic Film Disposal Cost Calculator
This free calculator from the WRAP initiative allows you to determine the cost of your plastic bag and/or plastic film disposal and then estimate the economic benefit of setting up a collection program.
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What is WRAP?
The Wrap Recycling Action Program (WRAP) is a platform to educate and motivate consumers to recycle more plastic bags and film at participating drop-off locations and to encourage retailers to accept this material from their customers.
How do I get involved with WRAP?
You can join the WRAP movement by spreading the word about what and where plastic film can be recycled. Go to www.PlasticFilmRecycling.org to find drop-off locations, learn how to set up a collection program, and download educational materials to facilitate plastic film recycling in your area. To start a program in your community or bring your business on board, please contact Shari Jackson (Shari_Jackson@americanchemistry.com)
What kinds of plastic bags and film can be recycled?
Please recycle only clean and dry plastic bags and film packaging. Remove receipts or any other items from the bags. Examples include: Retail and plastic bags labeled #2 or #4, furniture and electronic wraps, zip close food storage bags (clean and dry), plastic cereal box liners (do not include if it tears like paper), plastic shipping envelopes including Tyvek, bubble wrap and air pillows (remove labels and/or deflate), case wrap (from snack multipacks or water bottles), and any other film packaging or bag with the How2Recycle label. Note: Please DO NOT include any bag or packaging that is compostable or degradable.
What is the How2Recycle label?
The How2Recycle label was recently created to provide consistent and transparent on-package recycling information for consumers. Any film package that has the How2Recycle label can be recycled along with grocery and retail bags. Learn more here: www.how2recycle.info.