Connecticut is joining the Wrap Action Recycling Program aimed at increasing opportunities for both residents and businesses to recycle flexible film packaging.
The program, called WRAP for short, was created by the Flexible Film Recycling Group of the American Chemistry Council.
“Recapturing and recycling more plastic bags and flexible film packaging material will reduce solid waste disposal costs, reduce the contamination of other materials contained in single-stream recycling bins, and create jobs right here in Connecticut,” said Commissioner Robert Klee of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection in a statement.
Work in Connecticut will be aimed at increasing voluntary plastic bag, wrap and film recycling at grocery stores and other retail locations.
FFRG hopes to double used polyethylene film recycling by 2020.