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

  • Plastic bags are recycled into building materials such as backyard decking, fencing and playground equipment. More »
  • Plastic bags take up 85 percent less space than paper bags in landfills. More »
  • 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 »