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Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful

Today, KPB is launching "A Bag's Life," a campaign to promote the recycling of plastic bags and wrapping materials. This includes dry-cleaner bags, bread bags, newspaper bags. A rule of thumb: If it's soft plastic, it's okay. If it crackles when you crinkle it, no go.

During the city's deliberations over whether to tax or ban plastic bags from large stores, KPB more or less broke with other environmental groups in promoting plastic bag recycling instead.

The campaign identifies more than 1,400 retail drop-off locations in Pennsylvania and has a smartphone app to help people locate the nearest one.