Ohio Boat Shrink Wrap Recycling Program Continues to Thrive

12:00 pm, Wed July 10, 2024 – So far in 2024, nearly 50,000 pounds of boat shrink wrap has been collected through the Ohio Boat Shrink Wrap Recycling Program

COLUMBUS, OHIO The Ohio Boat Shrink Wrap Recycling Program is continuing its mission of collecting plastic before it reaches a landfill by helping secure two new grants for its partners. So far in 2024, nearly 50,000 pounds of boat shrink wrap has been collected. That’s in addition to the more than 2.3 million pounds recovered since the program started in 2006, a collaboration created by the Ohio Clean Marinas Program. Shrink wrapping boats is a way to protect them during the wintertime and wrapping a 25-foot boat is equivalent to 2,062 plastic shopping bags.

“The Ohio Boat Shrink Wrap Recycling Program is key to protecting our environment,” said ODNR Division of Parks & Watercraft Chief Glenn Cobb. “Grants from the Ottawa Sandusky Seneca Solid Waste Management District and the Ohio EPA help this program grow and improve. These funds boost our program partners’ recycling efforts, encourage boaters to recycle, and help preserve our waterways and natural resources for the future.”
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