Americans use and dispose of 100 billion plastic shopping bags each year! Many of these bags end up as litter…polluting waterways, hanging in trees, blowing in farm fields and ditches and causing harm to wildlife.
Reduce & Reuse: Take your reusable bags on every shopping trip. Using reusable bags reduces the need for plastic or paper grocery bags.
Recycle: Take your plastic bags back to the store for recycling. Although plastic bags (of any kind) are not permitted in curbside recycling bins or accepted at our local recycling drop-offs, many local stores provide recycling containers for this type of plastic. Plastic grocery bags are 100% recyclable and can be used to make new bags or turned into lumber for benches, playground equipment and more!
Click here for a full list of plastic bag recycling locations in Wood County.
Did you know? Locations accepting plastic bags can also recycle other types of film plastic such as newspaper sleeves, case wrap, bread bags, bathroom tissue packaging, produce bags and other similar items. Visit www.plasticfilmrecycling.org for a complete list of acceptable items.