A New Look at Plastic Bags

Take a look at the plastic bag recycling process, and then see all the new, useful things that are made from recycled plastic bags.

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Learn the Facts

  • Studies show that taxes and bans don't keep plastic litter out of the landfill. Without plastic grocery bags, people just purchase replacement bags—often made of thicker, heavier plastic—and then send those bags to the landfill, too. More »
  • Plastic bags are chosen by more than 90 percent of consumers at the checkout. About 9 out of every 10 consumers reuse these bags for everyday household purposes. More »
  • Plastic bags take up 85 percent less space than paper bags in landfills. More »