Shrink Wrap Option 1: Ordinance in Place 1. Narrative Summary of what was accomplished & steps taken to do so. 2. Current Shrink Wrap Recycling Ordinance. 3. Promotional materials (articles, flyers, etc.). Option 2: No Ordinance, But Recycles 1. Narrative Summary of what was accomplished & steps taken to do so. 2. Promotional materials (articles, flyers, etc.). 3. County tonnage reports from within 18 months prior to submission for certification. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Option 2: No Ordinance, But Recycles 1. Narrative Attached 2. Wyckoff Environmental Commission approved – Green Team Task Force 4 Flyer. 2.1 http://wyckoffgreenteam.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/wec-gt_plasticfilmrecyclingflyer3a-1.jpg (also shown at end of page.) 2.2 Green Team public website specific to Shrink Film recycling: http://wyckoffgreenteam.org/2013/06/19/how-to-recycle-plastic-films/ 2.3 Town of Wyckoff official town website linking residents to Green Team resources: http://www.wyckoff-nj.com/environmental.html 3. Recyclable Plastic Films in Wyckoff, NJ Mass Balance Estimates The County of Bergen, NJ management of plastic film materials in their solid waste handling program is outside the scope of the Wyckoff Green Team and the Wyckoff Environmental Commission. Little is known about the extent to which Bergen County through its responsible agency for recycling, the Bergen County Utilities Authority (BCUA), does in the area of plastic film recycling relative to rigid plastic article recycling. Unknown is whether any data specific to the amounts of plastic film treated as municipal waste versus that which is recycled in the County is actually monitored or maintained. For the Town of Wyckoff in a 2011 study conducted by the Wyckoff Green Team it was estimated the amount of recyclable polyethylene plastic film usage for a Town population of roughly 16,000 residents to be 194,000 lbs. The Town of has one single point of polyethylene film recycling, the Stop & Shop grocery store. In a recent survey taken from the store manager of the Wyckoff Stop & Shop grocery store it was estimated that they collect 28,700 lbs. of post-consumer polyethylene films annually. It should be noted that this does not include pre-consumer polyethylene films used typically in secondary packaging applications related to food container packaging necessary for shipping (i.e. pallet shrink wrap). The unaccounted annual difference is 168,000 lbs. and is assumed to be treated as solid municipal waste sent to landfill, since the Town’s contracted recycler does not recycle any plastic films. Based on the best available information the amount recycling of post-consumer polyethylene films in the Town of Wyckoff would be 43,000 lbs for the previous 18 months. 2. Flyer developed by Wyckoff Green Team for Town Residents, and used at various in-Town education events where the topic of recycling is presented during year.