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Recycle Shrink Wrap
By Elizabeth Ginns Britten — May 2004
I probably don’t have to remind you, but I’m so excited that I’m going to say it anyway: Boating season is just around the corner! For those of you who will be removing shrink wrap from your boat to start getting her ready for the water, the REBAG kit by Dr. Shrink can get rid of that plastic mess in an eco-friendly way.
The kit consists of a 30"x50" clear plastic bag (which can hold approximately 600 square feet of shrink wrap) with removal directions printed on it, a closure device for the bag, and a prepaid UPS return label to Dr. Shrink’s recycling center.
Using it couldn’t be easier. Just cut off the cover above the perimeter band, stuff the shrink wrap into the bag, close it with the tie, and attach the label, and it’s ready to go. (You’ll also need to schedule a UPS pickup or drop it off.)
The REBAG kit is available directly from Dr. Shrink and at West Marine stores nationwide. It retails for less than $20. At such a nominal cost, and since it requires minimal effort to use, the REBAG is an easy way for any boater to do his or her part to make boating more eco-friendly.
Dr. Shrink Phone: (800) 968-5147. www.dr-shrink.com.
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This article originally appeared in the April 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.