March 15, 2011

Recycling Plastic Bags

While it’s best to avoid plastic as much as you can, it’s inevitable that you’ll end up with some plastic bags and packaging. I’ve begun noticing more plastic bag recycling drop offs in local stores and now I’ve discovered that you can drop off more than just plastic grocery bags. They’ll also accept retail bags, paper towel and toilet paper plastic wrap, plastic newspaper bags, plastic dry cleaning bags, and any clear bags labeled with a #2 or #4 recycling code. You just have to make sure they are clean and dry.

I checked out plasticbagrecycling.org for drop off locations in my area and found several convenient locations, including various grocery store chains, Lowes, and Wal-Mart. Go ahead and check it out for yourself!

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