There are times when we’re forced to take plastic bags… not the kind that hold our purchases, but the kind that hold the food and products we buy. I’m talking about bread bags, the plastic wrappers on our toilet paper and paper towels, the bags holding packaged produce, and even the plastic bags around the newspaper on our doorstep (I wish our newspaper-guy would stop doing that on sunny days!).
So, what do YOU do with those bags? While most curbside recycling doesn’t take them (ours doesn’t either), they ARE recyclable… and you don’t need curbside recycling to make it happen.
Now here’s the answer… you may have found yourself ignoring the plastic bag collection containers in your local grocery store or major retailers. You might also assume that they’re only for the bags that come from the store… well, surprise! THAT is the answer!
You can actually collect all of these extra bags and wraps at home and deposit them in this receptacle. Most are made of the same materials as the grocery or retail bags – either high-density polyethylene (HDPE) or low-density polyethylene (LDPE) – so they can easily be added to this batch of recycle-bound bags!
The next time you have one of these bags or wrappers destine for the trash can, turn it into your collection bag… stuff all the others inside and take them on a little trip to one of these bag bins. You’ll be amazed at how quickly they accumulate and you’ll feel much better when they DON’T go into the trash!