Plastic waste is a growing international problem. For most of us, plastic bags are not recyclable in the curbside bin, but plastic bags and plastic wrapping are recyclable through the Wrap Recycling Action Program (WRAP).
WRAP is a national public awareness and outreach initiative designed to make plastic film – including wraps, bags, and flexible packaging – a commonly recycled material with a strong and ever-growing recycling rate.
WRAP works with stakeholders including local and state governments, retailers, and material recovery facilities (MRFs) to educate consumers about what types of plastic film are recyclable, and how and where to recycle it. Many successful WRAP campaigns across the U.S. have helped communities keep plastic film out of their MRFs and increase the amount of plastic film collected for recycling at drop-off locations.
To locate a recycling drop-off center near you or learn more about WRAP, visit their website at www.plasticfilmrecycling.org/recycling-bags-and-wraps/wrap-consumer-content.
Read more and watch a video on plastics here: www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/habitats/plastic-pollution.