Never Recycle With Plastic Bags
Most plastic films can be recycled together because they don’t contain chemical contaminants in their film. Cling wrap cannot be recycled because it is a complex plastic made with chemicals that are difficult to remove during 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.