Cape Cod, Mass., boatyards and dealers: Don’t toss your shrink-wrap!
Traditionally, the wrap has ended up in the waste stream after coming off boats preparing for launch. However, through recycling efforts at two Massachusetts facilities, the material — also known as No. 4 low-density polyethylene — will head overseas to be converted to new construction material.
Woods Hole Sea Grant Program and the Bourne Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility are working together to find a new purpose for the shrink-wrap, according to The Bourne Courier.