MBIA Partners with Dr. Shrink to keep shrink wrap out of landfills

March 2019 News Web Exclusive



MBIA encourages all boaters, marinas, and dealers unwrapping shrink wrap this spring to recycle it and is partnering with Dr. Shrink to keep shrink wrap out of landfills.

Dr. Shrink is celebrating their 10th annual Recycling Run Program in partnership with Bay Area Recycling for Charities of Traverse City, Mich. This program offers an environmentally friendly option to all Michigan boat storage facilities, marinas, and boat owners, asking them to help the environment by recycling shrink wrap. The Recycling Run program makes recycling simple and straightforward.

“MBIA members and boaters alike are environmentally conscious. This is an important step in doing our part to keep shrink wrap out of our landfills, it is the right thing to do,” said MBIA’s VP of Marketing Amanda Wendecker.

Participants buy Dr. Shrink’s EZ-Fill Bags for $5.00 each. This cost includes the pickup/transportation and recycling of the filled bags. You must then submit the Registration Form to Dr. Shrink by June 1st to have your pickup scheduled. Pickups will be completed mid-to end of June.

Each EZ-Fill bag is 42” x 70” and holds about 800 square feet of shrink wrap, about the cover from a 32’ boat. Critical to the successful recycling of boat shrink wrap is keeping it clean. All straps, buckles, zippers, doors and vents must be removed for the wrap to be accepted by recyclers. A videoshowing how to properly remove shrink wrap covers for recycling is available on the Dr. Shrink website.

Visit MBIA.org for the participation form for the Recycle Run program or contact Dr. Shrink, 315 Washington St., Manistee, MI  49660.  1-231-723-2685;  dr-shrink.com.

MBIA is the official, state-wide marine industry association serving as the voice of Michigan’s $7.9 billion marine industry.  The MBIA is dedicated to the advancement, protection and promotion of boating across Michigan.  MBIA produces three association-owned boat shows, the Detroit Boat Show at Cobo Center, the Novi Boat Show in Novi, and the Metro Boat Show in Harrison Twp.  Proceeds from these shows benefit boating in Michigan through MBIA programs and services. For more information about the MBIA, go to mbia.org or call 734.261.0123.

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