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Recycling Plastic Grocery Bags

Recycling Plastic Grocery Bags

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Recycling plastic grocery bags can be a problem. Many communities do not accept plastic bags in their curbside recycling set-ups. Unfortunately, many end up in landfills or as unsightly tree trash or simply gone with the wind. 

Though more of an inconvenience, you can still recycle plastic bags and keep them from cluttering up the environment. To begin, find out if your community’s curbside recycling program will accept plastics bags. If they are not accepted, first be sure not to mix them in with other refuse in your recycling bin. Rather, take them to a drop-off recycling center instead. Many national grocery chains as well as independents and home improvement stores provide collection bins as do major retailers like Target and Walmart. 

These recycling bins are usually placed at the front entrance.

Once these plastic bags and wraps are collected and shipped to the proper recycling facilities, they are turned into backyard decking, fences, playground equipment, pipes, pallets, crates, and even new plastic bags Recycling plastic grocery bags is becoming easier with more advances in plastic resins and more education about environmental concerns. Still, the problem is not the plastic material itself, but those who litter. You can do your part by setting up a recycling routine for your home or business.

 

With Thanks To  LiveGreen

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