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Shrink Wrap Recycling for Ohio Marinas

The Ohio Clean Marinas Program (OCMP) works to provide education and outreach on environmental practices to the marina and boating community. The program certifies marinas for taking steps to improve air and water quality, and recognizes boaters for doing the same. Since 2006, the program has helped facilitate the recycling of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) shrink wrap from marinas and nurseries in Ohio. Since then, nearly 125 marinas and greenhouses have participated in the shrink wrap recycling program, resulting in 2.3 million pounds of shrink wrap being diverted from landfills to-date. Changing market prices and challenges in logistics make recycling a challenge, but the OCMP continues to work with recycling partners and marinas to find solutions

Published: Apr 17, 2019
Last Modified: Aug 3, 2020
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Contributors

Mrs.  Sarah Ann Orlando

Mrs. Sarah Ann Orlando

Clean Marinas, Program Manager, Ohio Sea Grant College Program

 Heather C. Sheets

Heather C. Sheets

Ohio Clean Marinas Program Coordinator, ODNR Division of Parks and Watercraft

Description

The Ohio Clean Marinas Program (OCMP) works to provide education and outreach on environmental practices to the marina and boating community. The program certifies marinas for taking steps to improve air and water quality, and recognizes boaters for doing the same.

Since 2006, the program has helped facilitate the recycling of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) shrink wrap from marinas and nurseries in Ohio. Since then, nearly 125 marinas and greenhouses have participated in the shrink wrap recycling program, resulting in 2.3 million pounds of shrink wrap being diverted from landfills to-date. Changing market prices and challenges in logistics make recycling a challenge, but the OCMP continues to work with recycling partners and marinas to find solutions.