Recycling Tip for Better Results: Plastic Bags and Plastic Film

Plastic bags and plastic film have unfortunately become synonymous with our societies reliance on items of convenience and single-serve packaging. It’s sometimes hard to say “no plastic bag, please” and even more difficult to avoid plastic film that comes with some of the items we purchase.

If you do end up with plastic bags or plastic film lying around, know that there are local disposal options – although one is not the curbside recycling bin. These items might have recycling symbols on them, but they can’t be recycled properly in the curbside collection systems.

Why can’t I put plastic bags and plastic film into the recycling bin?

If I can’t put it into the recycling bin, where can it go?

Stay tuned for August’s “Recycling Tip for Better Results” -- Construction Materials 



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