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"You have to use a reusable bag many, many, many, many times to offset the greater environmental impact of making that bag and disposing of that bag compared to a plastic bag." -Huffington Post Live

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Learn the Facts

  • Plastic bags are 100 percent recyclable. More than 900 million pounds of plastic bags, sacks and wraps were recycled in 2010. 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 »
  • Plastic bags are recycled into building materials such as backyard decking, fencing and playground equipment. More »