WHAT ARE THEY USED FOR?

Retail bags, dry cleaning bags, bread bags, flexible plastic packaging from paper towels, plastic can rings, cotton balls, or bathroom tissue; shipping pillows, sealable or “zippered” plastic food bags, etc.

WHY RECYCLE PLASTIC BAGS?

Plastic bags and flexible wraps, also known as “film,” are recyclable and, like other plastics, can be used to make many other products. Recycling reduces litter, lessens the amount of waste going to landfills, and gives a valuable resource a second life.

HOW TO RECYCLE IT?

Place plastic bags and films in the apporpriate bins or containers, some grocery and retail outlets have special receptibcles for used bags. Do not include food or cling film, prepared food bags, biodegradable bags or film that has been painted or has excessive glue.

WHAT DO RECYCLED PLASTIC BAGS BECOME?

Once collected, plastic bags and film are baled and sent to recycling centers. Here, the used bags are cleaned, processed and turned into flakes and pellets. The pellets are reused to make into new plastic shopping bags, durable outdoor fences, decks, shopping carts and home building products.