Every year, hundreds of tons of shrink wrap are thrown away by boat owners and marinas. This plastic, made from polyethylene, does not biodegrade. It sits in landfills indefinitely, taking up space and polluting the environment.
This is not a sustainable system.
Our partner Clean Ocean Access has identified four main options for boat owners to protect their boats:
Single-use shrink wrap (recyclable)
Custom covers (sometimes recyclable)
Re-used shrink wrap (recyclable)
Store-bought covers (not recyclable)
Of these, re-used shrink wrap is the most eco-friendly.