|Recycle Used Plastic Bags (Even Ziplocs)
Who knew? Plastic sandwich and kitchen storage bags can be recycled
along with plastic shopping bags in supermarket recycling bins.
Plastic storage bags may be easy and convenient, but they’re also
disposable and wasteful. We often toss sandwich and freezer bags after
using them only once, tossing those fossil fuel-derived plastics into
landfills and incinerators. However, now we have the option of recycling
these bags at any plastic bag-recycling bin, like those now found at
many grocery stores and supermarkets. That’s right – those bins we all
thought were for plastic shopping bags are good for other plastic bags,
too, according to a Ziploc spokesman.
Now, thanks to a new partnership
between Ziploc and RecycleBank, consumers can claim rewards for each
Ziploc bag they recycle. RecycleBank rewards individuals for being green
by assigning points for recycling and other actions. The points can be
redeemed for rewards like gift cards and discounted products, similar to
the way the rewards systems work on many credit cards.
So, if you can’t reuse plastic storage bags, clean and dry them, then recycle them along with any other plastic bags you have cluttering up the kitchen in a supermarket recycling bin.
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