Plastic Bag Recycling; Don’t Throw Them Away!

A few weeks ago, I created a blog post about a proposed “bag law” that many states in America were looking to implement.  The bag law would place a charge on each plastic bag used; in hopes of encouraging the usage of reusable bags, such as those made out of cloth.  Yet, I have noticed that many stores in my hometown are now encouraging their customers to recycle their used plastic bags.

Retailers on the fore-front of this operation include: Kroger, Meijer, and Wal-Mart.  Other retailers are also participating, to find out one located near you please visit this website.  These retailers accept all types of plastic bags including: produce bags, plastic retail bags, and tyvek.

Considering that worldwide an estimated 4 billion plastic bags end up as litter each year, we should start recycling them more often.  They can be recycled over and over and can be re-manufactured into other products such as jackets.  Thus, make the right decision and either recycle your plastic bags or choose to re-use!

And as always, here at Recycling For Charities (RFC) we encourage you to recycle your used cell phones, digital cameras, iPods, and PDAs!  The process is simple: print out a mailing label to send us your used devices and then select a charity of your choice to receive a monetary donation!  Donate today!

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