Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) film is made of neutral elements; it is an inert material. Its manufacture, its usage, its recycling and its disposal emit no pollutants.
It is 100% recyclable and extremely low-cost. The plastics used during shrink wrapping, made with low-density polyethylene, may be re-used after recycling as components of new plastics, as bin bags, or agricultural plastics.
New extrusion technologies are also making it possible to introduce more and more recycled material into the manufacture of shrink wrap and shrink film.