Stretch and Shrink Wrap

Reduction Potential: Medium-High

Material Definition

Clear plastic film or stretch wrap used to protect crates, products, food deliveries and pallets during shipment. It must be clean and dry. Examples include plastic film over pallets, napkin, towel, tissue, diaper overwrap, and bottled water case wrap.


Eliminate a large source of plastic pallet wrap by switching to resuable pallet wrap (bands or pallet sleeves) or switching to pallet-size totes with collapsable walls.

Examples from Audit

Shrink wrap and bottled water casings.