W.R.A.PWRAP Champion Communities help to:

  • Protect the environment
  • Increase waste diversion from landfills and reduce litter
  • Deter unwanted film from entering material recovery facilities (MRFs)
  • Reduce needed waste management resources
  • Support the local economy and jobs

Become a WRAP Champion Community by taking one or more of the following actions:

  • Check your local listings of recycling locations in the Drop-off Directory to make sure they are accurate.
  • Educate residents and businesses about what plastic film can be recycled and how to do it properly by listing resources on your website and adding information to mailers or newsletters.
  • Encourage consumers and businesses to use drop-off collection points to recycle plastic film. Currently, drop-off collections capture the best quality material.
  • Encourage local retailers to set up new collection programs and provide existing programs with signage to show examples of plastic film that can be collected along with plastic bags..
  • Share photos or stories of plastic film recycling in your community.

See how the city of Vancouver, WA, ran a successful WRAP campaign


COVID-19 and Plastic Film Recycling

NOTE: Plastic bags/wraps typically do not get recycled in curbside bins. They must be returned to participating drop-off locations such as retail stores for recycling.

Thank you for recycling your plastic bags and wraps.

During this COVID-19 pandemic, we urge you to recycle your plastic bags, wraps, and other film packaging at drop-off locations ONLY WHEN AND WHERE POSSIBLE.

Some stores have temporarily halted collection of plastic bags and wraps. And some of you are not able to venture out. If either is the case, please collect your bags/wraps at home until events change. Bags/wraps can be compressed and stored inside another plastic bag.

As always, please follow the direction of your local and state public health officials, and do not shop or take anything to a store/drop-off if there’s reason to suspect anyone in your household has been exposed to the coronavirus. If you do shop, please take appropriate steps to help protect store employees so they can continue to provide essential products during this crisis.

Thank you for your support of plastic film recycling. Recycling contributes to sustainability and provides valuable materials for American manufacturers, so we encourage you to continue recycling when and where possible.

Be safe.

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