Never Recycle With Plastic Bags
Cling wrap cannot be recycled with other plastic films 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 food in plastic wrap.
Invest in Reusable Lids
If you like to cover bowls when storing food, invest in reusable lids made from silicone, beeswax or cotton.
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. Because PVC contains harmful chemicals, ask for butcher or freezer paper instead of plastic wrap.