Want to recycle your shrink wrap? Dr. Shrink, Inc. currently offers recycling programs in partnership with the below organizations:
• Switch Energy Corp. in Ontario, Canada
• Clean Ocean Access in Southeastern New England states
• Michigan Recycling Coalition and Bay Area Recycling for Charities throughout Michigan
Do you know of any recycling facilities that accept shrink wrap, or know of other programs that collect used shrink wrap for recycling? Let us know!
For tips on how to remove your shrink wrap cover, click here for a video with how-to steps.
Or view written/printable instructions for removing your shrink wrap cover properly here: STEP-BY-STEP COVER REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS
Dr. Shrink, Inc. Expands Recycling Efforts with New England-based Clean Ocean Access & Switch Energy Corp. in Ontario, Canada.
Every year, Dr. Shrink partners with the Michigan Recycling Coalition (MRC) and Bay Area Recycling for Charities (BARC) to keep used shrink wrap out of Michigan landfills. For the second year, Dr. Shrink has expanded their efforts by partnering with Clean Ocean Access (COA), a New England-based non-profit organization, to promote their Shrink Wrap Recycling Project in Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, and on Nantucket, as well as Switch Energy Corp. out of Clinton, Ontario, Canada for shrink wrap recycling throughout most of Ontario.
Are you located in the New England area?
Clean Ocean Access’ (COA) Shrink Wrap Recycling Project aims to prevent plastic film from entering landfills or incinerators by collecting the shrink wrap from marinas, boatyards, vessel owners, and local agricultural operations, and transporting the material to TerraCycle in New Jersey for recycling. TerraCycle specializes in collecting and repurposing hard-to-recycle waste through a variety of platforms, including large-scale recycling, which helps organizations like Clean Ocean Access recycle large volumes of waste.
For more information about Clean Ocean Access and how you can take part in the Shrink-Wrap Recycling Project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 401-236-2561. More information can also be found on www.cleanoceanaccess.org/programs/shrink-wrap-recycling/.
Are you located in Ontario, Canada?
Since 2011, Switch Energy Corp. (SEC) has been the leading recycler of agricultural film plastics in Ontario. “In order to continue our success, SEC is pleased to expand operations to help provide a solution to the increase in marine plastics pollution. We feel we can have a significantly better impact on the amount of boat wrap that gets recycled in Ontario by partnering with Dr. Shrink,” says Shane McKenna.
Recycling service prices vary depending on distance & quantity. Bags are available from Switch Energy Corp. All questions and inquiries into recycling in Ontario can be answered by Shane McKenna at 1-519-588-6303.
A Global Leader in Shrink Wrap Calls For Marinas & Boat Owners to Recycle Their Used Shrink Wrap
Dr. Shrink, Inc. is one of the largest suppliers of shrink wrap across the globe, and while offering premium and high-quality products, recycling of used shrink wrap continues to be a top priority for this global leader.
“Taking care of our environment that we, as boat owners and outdoor recreation enthusiasts, all enjoy, should be a top priority,” says Mike Stenberg, President & Founder of Dr. Shrink, Inc. “With a little bit of effort and education, we can all do our part and recycle our old, used shrink wrap for free or very little cost.”
All of Dr. Shrink’s film is 100% virgin resin made of #4 Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE). This is one of the most common plastic materials available, and its recycled contents is frequently used in plastic lumber, construction sheeting, and garbage bags. Many boat owners think of our shrink wrap as a “plastic bag” which is not commonly recycled at your local recycling center, however, our material is different.
To start, pick up the phone and contact your local recycling center and ask them if they will accept “#4 LDPE plastic sheeting”. Some locations may require you to provide documentation, and Dr. Shrink is happy to help; you can access specification documents online at: dr-shrink.com/recycling, or you can email us at: email@example.com and we will be more than happy to assist. From there, remember to: Keep it C.0.0.L. To ensure your wrap is accepted at the local recycling center, be sure it is clean, has zero accessories (such as strapping, buckles, vents, or zipper doors), has zero moisture and is dry, and finally, is loosely packed for easily handling and sorting when it arrives at the local recycling center.
Recycling and environmental stewardship is not a new concept to Dr. Shrink, they have pioneered a number of recycling programs throughout the country.
“We have created a comprehensive recycling program in our home State of Michigan, and its 20+ years of success is one of our proudest accomplishments as a company.” says Stenberg, “Our goal each and every year is to continue to build upon our program, and this year, we are hoping to expand our efforts across the entire country.”
Dr. Shrink currently partners with the Michigan Recycling Coalition (MRC) and Bay Area Recycling for Charities (BARC) to keep used shrink wrap out of area landfills each and every year.
If you are a marina owner, or a boat owner, and are interested in learning more about recycling, reach out to Dr. Shrink who can assist you in any way.
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