Plastic Air Pillows Landfill Plastic Film Is Not Recyclable Plastic film can clog up the machinery at recycling facilities which can cause equipment to malfunction, so it is not normally accepted in recycling bins. Though we previously had a program to collect it bagged in a bag, it is no longer running as there is no market for recyclers to sell the material. To learn more about plastic film’s decrease in value, see this article. Deflate First Plastic air pillows should be deflated before they are sent to landfill. Ways to Reuse Reuse for Packaging Keep plastic air pillows to reuse them for shipping.