How to Recycle Plastic Bags
Plastic bags and film packaging are generally #2 and #4 plastic, both of which are recyclable. If you are looking for a location to recycle plastic bags you can scroll to the end of this article and use our recycling locator.
Most plastic bags are recycled into composite lumber, but can actually become a wide variety of products. Drop-off locations for these plastic bags are available all over the country. Some cities and counties do have curbside programs that can accept plastic bags for recycling however before placing your plastic bags in the recycling bin check with your city or county.
Frequent Plastic Bag Recycling Questions
Though efficient to produce, it is crucial that plastic bags be reused and recycled. Plastic bags don’t biodegrade quickly and can cause problems for wildlife when disposed of improperly.
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