Plastic Bags are 100% Recyclable

What should you do with your leftover plastic grocery bags? Reuse or recycle them!

Plastic bags are 100% recyclable, and recycling is easy and makes a real difference. Since 2005, there has been a 75% increase in plastic film recycling.¹

  • Bring your plastic bags, sacks and wraps to participating stores and drop them into plastic bag recycling bins. From there, the bags and wraps are picked up for recycling.
  • Your recycled plastic bags may get a new life as eco-friendly raw material for playgrounds, construction materials and new plastic bags.
  1. EPA, “Municipal Solid Waste Report: 2011“; May 2013 and Moore Recycling Associates, Inc., “2013 National Postconsumer Plastic Bag & Film Recycling Report“; February 2015

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