Plastic bag recycle
Is it true that the plastic bags in which we get powdered milk, dried fruit, and lunch meat are not recyclable if they do not have a #2 or #4 plastic label or otherwise called recycable? These bags are heavily decorated and generally have no clear plastic area so perhaps the presence of the dyes and inks are a factor. Also, what about mailing bags that are not identified as #2 or #4? They are often gray, and we can cut out paper labels.
It is not true that any unmarked plastic is unrecyclable, but it does make handling it very uneconomical. Additionally, the contents are a form of contamination, so they must be cleaned. These are solvable problems.
Terracycle has several programs for plastic bags: https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/collection-programs?utf8=%E2%9C%93&query=plastic+bag&commit=SEARCH
The food packaging programs at Terracycle are generally branded offerings, such as the Malt-O-Meal program here: https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/brigades/mom-brands-cereal-bag-brigade