Our VISION is to position the Rhode Island Marine Industry as the leader in our community and our economy.

Shrink Wrap Recycling Program

RIMTA was among the first in the country to begin a collection program to recycle shrink wrap used by marinas and boat yards.

Traditionally destined for landfills, our partnership with a regional material hauler/recycling firm offers an eco-friendly and economically viable solution for processing and repurposing discarded shrink wrap across Rhode Island. RIMTA members can easily participate in the program by purchasing specialized ‘shrink wrap bags’ to collect their material, each capable of holding up to 40 lbs. Pick-up from your facility is included in the purchase of the shrink wrap bags.

Curious about our impact? As our program continues to grow, we have collected over 471,000 pounds (235 tons) of shrink wrap material for recycling in the last two years alone. To put this into perspective, that’s more than the weight of the Statue of Liberty, which comes in at 225 tons!

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR SHRINK WRAP PROGRAM, EMAIL: jen@rimta.org