Plastic Wrap

Garbage Bin

Do not recycle this material in your curbside bin! Take your plastic bags, wraps and film to a grocery store or other retail that accepts this material for recycling.

Ways to Reduce


Use Reusable Containers Instead

Whenever possible, use reusable containers instead of wrapping up food in plastic wrap.


Ask for Butcher Paper at the Deli

Even though major brands have discontinued using PVC in their plastic wrap, grocery stores may still use PVC plastic wrap for their deli packaging. When purchasing meat or cheese, ask for butcher or freezer paper instead of plastic wrap.

Did You Know?

What's in Your Plastic Wrap?

Many companies have stopped making their plastic wrap from PVC (plastic #3), and have instead switched to LDPE (plastic #4). PVC is thought to be the less healthy choice because this plastic contains toxic plasticizers like DEHA, which can migrate into food. Saran Wrap recently switched to LDPE, which made their new plastic wraps chlorine-free. SC Johnson, who manufactures Saran Wrap, say they made this change because they strive to use environmentally-responsible ingredients.