Plastic Bag Bans Creep Across The Country
As Seattle's city council is set to vote on law that would outlaw use of plastic grocery bags, Hilex Poly CEO Stan Bikulege talks about the misinformation about plastic bags.
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Learn the Facts
Plastic bags make up a tiny fraction (less than 0.5 percent) of the municipal solid waste stream.
Plastic bags are 100 percent recyclable. More than 900 million pounds of plastic bags, sacks and wraps were recycled in 2010.
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.