By now, we all know that plastic should be recycled; it’s easy enough to put our juice bottles, to-go containers, and shipping materials in the green bin. But what many of us don’t realize is that much of that plastic will never actually get recycled. Despite our good intentions, a large percentage of it will end up in landfills anyways, and some of that makes its way into the ocean. Of the 11 million metric tons of plastic floating in the ocean, 46% of it is thin film plastic, the transparent, pliable stuff you find in sandwich bags, cling wrap, newspaper bags, air cushions, bubble wrap, and poly bags, which the fashion industry relies on for packaging clothes. You might toss those thin-film bags in the recycling bin and call it a day, but they’ll be discarded when they reach the recycling facility; they can jam the equipment and create major delays.