This Earth Day, iSustain and Sigma Stretch Film have partnered to unravel the myths of stretch film recycling.
So what exactly is polyethylene film?
You see polyethylene film every day, including produce and bread bags, product wrap, shipping envelopes, resealable food bags, shopping bags, and more.
It is a performance plastic with endless uses to improve our lives, from protecting our food from spoilage to helping us safely ship products.
Most often, plastic film is made from low-density polyethylene. If it stretches when pulled in your hands, it is likely Recycle Code 4 polyethylene.
Polyethylene film is in your home and at work:
- Trash Bags
- Bread Bags
- Case Overwrap
- Pallet Wrap
- Dry Cleaning Bags
- Landscape Film
- Ziploc Bags
- Plastic Envelopes
- Bubble Wrap
- Grocery Bags
- Bubble Mailers
- Mulch & Soil Bags
Why should I care about recycling film?
Plastics can take hundreds of years to decompose in landfills. Recycling gives new life to plastic, preserving our consumption of natural resources and preventing environmental contamination.
Businesses benefit through recycling large quantities of film, avoiding disposal costs, and improving their commitment to sustainability.
I don’t have recycling in my city, so how can I recycle?
A surprising number of people do not realize they have film collection programs in their cities provided by private industry! Store drop-off programs have been running for more than 20 years. Enter your zip code and find the center closest to you!
Do you have a large amount of film generated in your business? iSustain works all across the country to move truckloads of film. Let’s get in touch to see how we can help save you money instead of wasting it.