What’s the difference between multi-layer plastic and plastic film?

Written by Emily updated 10 mths ago
  • updated 10 mths ago

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Plastic film is the thin, stretchy plastic you find in bubble wrap, plastic shipping envelopes, and grocery bags. We like to use the "rule of thumb": if you can push your thumb through it easily, it’s plastic film. Plastic film is a core category for all Ridwell members - we pick it up during every pickup!

Multi-layer plastic is crinkly, thick packaging that often contains food like chips, nuts, rice, candy, or pet treats.  Multi-layer plastic is a core category available to Ridwell members on our Plastic Plus and Unlimited plans.


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