How to Avoid Landfill for Plastic Wrap

A plastic wrap covering a car transportation vehicle bag.

Plastic wrap or cling film is a common household item used to wrap and cover food to keep it fresh. However, it is important to dispose of plastic wrap properly to avoid it ending up in the landfill where it can take hundreds of years to decompose. Here are some responsible methods to avoid landfill for plastic wrap:

  • Reuse: If the plastic wrap is clean and in good condition, it can be reused multiple times before recycling or disposing of it.
  • Recycle: Some municipalities accept plastic wrap for recycling. Check with your local recycling center to see if they accept it. If so, make sure to clean and dry the plastic wrap before recycling it.
  • Dispose: If your local recycling center does not accept plastic wrap, it should be properly disposed of in the regular trash. Be sure to securely tie it in a bag or wrap it around other waste to prevent it from becoming litter.

Remember, plastic wrap is not biodegradable and can harm wildlife if it ends up in the environment. It is important to be responsible and choose eco-friendly alternatives whenever possible to reduce plastic waste.