Hats Off To You! Recycling Plastic Bags/ plastic film is making a difference . . .
July 17, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 6, 2012) – The recycling of post-consumer plastic bags and wraps—a category known as plastic film—reached a record high of nearly 972 million pounds in 2010, according to a national report developed by Moore Recycling Associates, Inc. on behalf of the American Chemistry Council (ACC). (FYI: Moore Recycling no relation to Moore County)
This represents an increase of more than 117 million pounds, or 14 percent, over 2009 and an increase of 50 percent since 2005, when Moore Recycling began tracking this category of plastics recycling. Over past five years, the recycling of plastic film grew seven times faster than recycling overall, according to data from EPA.
May we continue to recycle "all" plastic bags; plastic film and plastic wrap by collecting them in a large plastic bag and delivering them to the bins outside grocery stores; inside the grocery entrance to Wal-Mart & numerous other locations. Never put plastic bags in your recycle bins. Better yet . . . keep several cloth bags in your car at all times to use instead of receiving plastic bags at the drugstore; building supply stores, clothing stores; etc. You are creating new habits that are helping to reduce waste and preserve our earth for our future generations.