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Boat Shrink Wrap Recycling Program Underway

May 2018 — To reduce the amount of plastic waste entering our environment, the Woods Hole Sea Grant program is offering a free shrink wrap recycling program. Now in its third year, the program has collects between one and four tons of shrink wrap plastic annually.

“Plastic is accumulating in our oceans at an alarming rate, where it may persist for hundreds of years,” said Sea Grant Director Matt Charette, a senior scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. “By recycling, we can keep it out of the marine environment and it can be re-used in a variety of products, like decking material and outdoor furniture, a real win-win proposition.”

As part of our 2018 program, boat owners may make an appointment to recycle shrink wrap by completing this form. We will contact you with location details. The program runs until mid-June.

How To — Please review these important instructions before recycling your shrink wrap.