Plastic Wrap

IGB Lab Special Instructions Landfill


Place in designated bins in the lab labeled: 

Special Recycling – Plastic Film

Note: NO cellophane-type materials. Cellophane should be placed in the trash.

Ways to Reduce


Use Reusable Containers Instead

Whenever possible, use reusable containers instead of wrapping up food in plastic wrap.

Did You Know?

What's in Your Plastic Wrap?

Many companies have stopped making their plastic wrap from PVC (plastic #3), and have instead switched to LDPE (plastic #4). PVC is thought to be the less healthy choice because this plastic contains toxic plasticizers like DEHA, which can migrate into food. Saran Wrap recently switched to LDPE, which made their new plastic wraps chlorine-free. SC Johnson, who manufactures Saran Wrap, say they made this change because they strive to use environmentally-responsible ingredients.