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 What Should I Do With My Plastic Bags?

Posted on Tuesday, May. 22, 2012

About to discard your plastic bag in the recycling bin?

Before you do so, be sure to bundle all your plastic bags and thin plastic wraps together. By doing this, you are making sure that all plastic wraps stay together, clean, and untangled. Many times recycling plants will have to discard plastic bags because they end dirty and tangled by the time they get to the plant making them extremely difficult to process.

At SCU, we want to make sure that everything recyclable ends up recycled. Do your part by bundling all your bags!

Don't know what thin plastic wrap is? It's the plastic film that is used to package many products. Some examples include but are not limited to: dry cleaning bags, Ziplock bags, and shrink wrap. To learn more, click here.

Tags: Eliminating Waste, Mixed Recycling, Plastic, Wrappers/Containers

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