Soft Plastics & Shrink Wrap Recycling – Just got easier.
Soft plastic, like all plastics, are made from petroleum, a non-renewable resource.
Soft plastics can include products such as shrink-wrap, bubble wrap or large plastic bags. If you have been currently disposing of these into your waste, talk to us.
Wirth Urban Impact’s convenient Soft Plastics Recycling program you can make positive changes to divert plastic waste from ending up in the landfill.
Plastic bags and overwrap are turned into products for all of us to use like new grocery bags, decking, park benches and circuit parks.
Have you heard of the scrunch test?
Soft plastics are any plastics that can be easily scrunched into a ball or broken when crushed by hand and includes film wrap, shopping bags, bubble wrap, shrink wrap, chip bags, biscuit packs and trays and green bags.
If you don’t know how to tell the difference, you can do the scrunch test. If you can easily scrunch the plastic into a ball it is a soft plastic.
When soft plastics are thrown into the landfill or water, they don’t biodegrade, they photo degrade—breaking down into smaller and smaller toxic bits. These bits contaminate soil and waterways.