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Milwaukee Pilot Program Looks to Boost Recycling of Plastic Bags and WRAPS At Local Roundy's Stores.
Select Roundy’s grocery stores in Milwaukee, WI are helping their community by educating customers to recycle flexible plastic packaging wrap along with bags in store collection bins and not in curbside recycling. Milwaukee is one of many WRAP Champions and Partners in Wisconsin and nationwide.

The Wrap Recycling Action Program (WRAP) is a platform to engage stakeholders to educate consumers and facilitate film recycling. See more at
RecycleYourPlastics or sign up as a WRAP Champion!
Distributor Announces Milestone for Collection Program 
N.S. Farrington reaches 60K pounds collected from customers in Southeast. 
Recycling Labels on Ziploc Bag Packages Explained 
How2Recycle labels direct consumers how and where to recycle bags and the box. 
Film Collection Can be a Growth Area for Paper Recyclers 
Read how plastic film and fiber collection can be "Better Together."
Consumers Benefit from Three New Companies Using How2Recycle Film Label
More companies using the label means equals more information for consumers and how and where to recycle flexible film packaging.  
Three New Companies Sign Up to Use How2Recycle Film Label
Reynolds Consumer Products, Kimberly-Clark Corp. and Hilex Poly Co. are newest adopters of "Store Drop Off" label for flexible film packaging. 
Wisconsin Joins Statewide Recycling Initiative
Wisconsin Wrap Recycling Action Program (WRAP) will engage motivated stakeholders.

Composite decking company raises consumer awareness through outreach. 
Educating Customers to Recycle More Bags and Film
Wegmans tells story again and again of giving recycled bags new life. 

Social Media Campaign to Raise Awareness of Film Recycling
FFRG launches national campaign to raise awareness — the WRAP (Wrap Recycling Action Project) Social Sharing Initiative.
Wegmans Becomes First Grocer to Use How2Recycle Label
FFRG member using SPC's label on carryout bags, has plans to expand to other packaging.
Article: Degradable Plastics Impact Recyclate Stream
Small quantities of degradable plastics can have big impact on quality.
Wegmans Food Markets Joins Plastic Film Recycling Group
Wegmans is the first retailer to join ACC's Flexible Film Recycling Group.
Milwaukee Launches New Campaign to Increase Recycling of Plastic Bags and Wraps
Local officials and business partners launch a consumer awareness campaign to recycle more bags and wraps.
New Opportunities in Plastic Film Recycling
Opportunities are available for retailers and communities to improve collection and recycling of post-consumer plastic bags and film.
New Resources from the Sustainable Packaging Coalition to Facilitate Recycling
Partnership will provide the retail community with resources and opportunities aimed to make it easier for retailers to recycle plastic bags and wraps.
Plastic Film Recycling Group Gaining Momentum With New Members, Initiatives
Chevron Phillips and key film recycling companies join ACC's Flexible Film Recycling Group.

Plastic Film Recycling Poster Featured in TV Segment.
IRC's Executive Director, Carey Hamilton discusses the types of film and bags that can and cannot be returned to retail drop off locations.
Latest Survey Shows Recycling of Plastic Bags, Wraps and Film Rises to One Billion Pounds Annually.
The recycling of plastic film climbed four percent to reach 1 billion pounds annually for the first time in 2011, according to a national report released in early 2013.
New Public-Private Partnership to Boost Plastic Film Recycling in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and two national business groups have announced a first-of-its-kind, state-led partnership to expand the recycling of flexible film packaging.
Study: Over Seventy Percent of Americans Can Recycle Plastic Bags and Wraps Locally
An April 2012 study shows more than 91 percent of the U.S. population can recycle their plastic bags locally and nearly 75 percent U.S. residents can recycle other types of flexible plastic wraps in their communities.
FAQs and More Info on Recycling
Film Beyond Bags
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Tools to help you set up an 
efficient plastic film recovery program.
Facilitate Bag and Film Recycling
Available tools and resources to facilitate film and bag collection in your community.
Add Your Location
Place recycling bins in well-marked locations and let consumers know they can recycle plastic film at your stores.
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Connect with businesses and other commercial generators of plastic scrap film by listing in our Film Recycler Directory.
Success Stories
N.S. Farrington
N.S. Farrington & Co. is a wholesale distributor of industrial laundry and dry cleaning supplies based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In 2010, at the request of a dry cleaner owner, they started accepting "bags of bags" for backhaul back to their warehouse. By summer 2014, they were baling 500 pounds of plastic film and bags every week collected from customers around the Southeast. This story highlights the genesis and growth of their program.... Read More
Also See:
The How2Recycle Label
The How2Recycle Label was created to provide consistent and transparent on-package recycling information. Manufacturers using the label follow the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers Design for Recyclability GuidelinesTM 
Designing a new film package or product?
National Reach Study
Labels are being used according to latest Reach Study data. View report

Retailer Spotlight
Weaver Street Market
Consumers are strongly encouraged to bring reusable bags but may also recycle a wide range of recyclable film plastic at well marked bins at store entrances.
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Recycler Spotlight
Wisconsin Film & Bag
Wisconsin Film & Bag of Shawano, WI, a leading manufacturer of mono-layer polyethylene film and bags, announces that on September 4, 2013 the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has allowed Wisconsin Film & Bag's patent...
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This site is administered by Moore Recycling Associates, Inc. through support from the American Chemistry Council. The purpose of this site is to educate the general public, municipalities, and businesses about how to recycle postconsumer and postcommercial polyethylene film that is found in nearly every business and household. Our goal is to increase the quality and quantity of recycled film, which also fosters growth in our domestic reclamation industry. We strongly believe in the efficacy of the waste reduction hierarchy: REDUCE, REUSE, and then RECYCLE. We welcome your comments and feedback (Nina AT PlasticFilmRecycling DOT org).

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