The Bag Family
I've got a pretty big family and we all want to be recycled when you go to the store. Below you'll find my relatives who also don't want to be treated like trash!
- They protect millions of newspapers from damage every day and you can do right by them by getting them into the recycling stream.
Dry Cleaning Bags
- Some dry cleaners actually have their own recycling programs, but if yours doesn't, bring them back with me.
- Shake the crumbs out first and they're good to go.
- These bags can be pretty important because they help keep your produce separated from things like raw meat.
- These come with toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, diapers and more. And I bet you end up with a lot of these guys — probably more than bags! Aren't you glad all this wrap can be diverted from a landfill too?
- Think about that wrap that kept your sofa from getting scratched or dirty during a move. Valuable, wasn't it? Well recyclers want it too!
- This includes bubble wrap as well.
Plastic Retail Bags
- Be sure to remove any hard plastic and string handles first.
Food Storage Bags
- If they’re clean and dry, bring ‘em back!
Cereal Box Liners
- If it tears like paper, don’t include it, but otherwise if it's clean, you can recycle it.
- If it’s plain, with no sticky labels.
Plastic Shipping Envelopes
- Remove the labels first.
- Take away any metal closures and wait for them to dry out first.
Bag’s labeled #2 or #4
- Clean and dry bags can go back to the store to be recycled.