Recycling Run Offers Easy Shrink Wrap Disposal

Wondering what to do with the used shrink wrap covers? 

The most environmentally friendly option is to participate in Dr. Shrink Inc.'s 2012 Recycling Run.  Once again in partnership with Bay Area Recycling for Charities in Traverse City, Michigan and Optima Colour in Canada, this program is so user-friendly that boaters in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan and across Ontario, within 200 miles of Toronto, have no reason not to take part.

Participants must buy REBAG®s for $3 each from Dr. Shrink and stuff it with shrink wrap only; no strapping, buckles, vents or other contaminants.  Recyclers are encouraged to watch the Shrink Wrap Removal video on for the most thorough instructions.  Then, participants fill out a form with their address and request a week for pick-up during the Spring or Summer.  Forms can be obtained by contacting Dr. Shrink, Inc., or Shane Mckenna at for Canadian recyclers.  The Optima Colour trailer takes it from there and will pick up the REBAG® as scheduled.

"Our annual Spring Recycling Run in 2011 was very successful and it's an easy way for individuals, boat storage facilities and marinas to responsibly dispose of their used shrink wrap," said Dr. Shrink, Inc. president Mike Stenberg.  "We also encourage marinas and storage facilities to accept plastic wrap from area boaters."

Dr. Shrink shrink wrap is a #4 LDPE premium, virgin resin material that is easily recyclable into a variety of usable consumer products.  It will not biodegrade in a landfill.

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