Much like plastic bags, plastic wrap is hard to recycle. It is so thin and bendy it clogs the machines.
In 2017, 700,000 food wrappers were found at beach clean ups according to Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup 2017 Report
Over 1.2 billion metres of plastic wrap is used each year in the UK.
Plastic wrap takes hundreds of years to break down yet we only use it for a few hours.