Blackpool, Lancashire -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/20/2015 -- Leading UK supplier of shrink wrapping machines, UWrap LTD, have recently commented on the news that the Woods Hole Sea Grant Program and Bourne Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility is set to reuse boat shrink wrap to help the environment.
Shrink wrapping boats has been on the increase in recent years, as it provides an effective way to keep the vehicles safe when not in use, but typically when the boats are ready for the water once more, the shrink wrap is wasted. The new plan aims to make use of the shrink wrap when it comes off.
Once the shrink wrap is no longer needed when the boating seasons begins, it's now collected up and sent overseas to be converted into a new product, saving the environment in both waste and needed new materials to craft something.
The project has been ongoing for the last five years, but only now has the efforts vastly increased to make an impact rather than having little effect to the overall waste that used to make it downstream. A free drop off site is even available, which helps speed the process up as others in the area contribute.
The community outreach specialist of the program, Jeffrey Brodeur, said, 'We have a 30-yard roll-off container – basically a giant dumpster – on site for the next month and we are hopeful we can collect a lot of shrink wrap as the boating season begins. This is the first real attempt at this project so we are starting slow and, depending on how it goes, we hope to expand next year.'
Often commenting on industry news, a spokesperson for UWrap LTD said, 'Shrink wrap is an incredibly diverse material, used for a wide range of products. It wraps food, it wraps DVDs, and it even wraps boats.
It's also recyclable and this new plan to reuse boat shrink wrap is a great idea, which should be implemented in more areas. If it takes off, hopefully this will be the case.'
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