Shrink Wrap Plastic Recycling

Shrink Wrap Plastic Recycling
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Salt Lake City, UT (June 28, 2024) 4Life is committed to conservation. One of the company’s initiatives focuses on repurposing Low-density polyethylene (LDPE), commonly known as shrink wrap.

4Life owns three major supply chain facilities in the United States. Two are in Utah. The third is in Louisville, Kentucky. Combined, these warehouses receive thousands of shrink-wrapped pallets on an annual basis.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), more than 75% of all plastic ends up in a landfill. Decomposition of LDPE depends on the thickness of material, its environmental conditions, and the presence of oxygen. Regardless of landfill conditions, shrink wrap requires decades to decompose—and sometimes hundreds of years.

Chief Global Supply Chain Officer Nate Buhler: “Our focus at all three facilities centers around controlling what we are adding to the waste stream and diverting high-volume items that would typically be discarded to landfill.”

Many city recycling programs do not accept soft plastics like LDPE, but 4Life partners with LDPE plastic recyclers, including WestRock Recycling in Kentucky, and Rocky Mountain Recycling in Utah.

Shrink wrap waste recycling produces real, measurable, and quantifiable results. On average, 4Life diverts 450 pounds of LDPE from waste to recycled goods every month.

Buhler: “Our recycled shrink wrap becomes resin pellets for use in injection molding and made with recycled material items for any number of final plastic goods.”

For more information about the company’s conservation efforts, visit 4Life ECO.

4Life, The Immune System Company®, and the first to bring transfer factor research to market, has offices in dozens of countries to serve the company’s worldwide customers.

For more information:
Calvin Jolley
Vice President Corporate Communications
4Life Research
[email protected]