Plastic Bags Are Evil

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Ever since I heard of the continent-sized area of plastic trash floating in the ocean (Wikipedia), I have been disgusted by plastic bags. Plastic trash is killing our birds and marine wildlife because these animals mistake the plastic pieces for food.

I started bringing reusable cloth bags to the grocery store. The hard part is remembering to do so, but it is becoming habit. And as I reach for those cloth bags I also grab my stash of plastic for recycling. Did you know that Cub and Rainbow accept plastic film and bags for recycling?

Find out where and what to recycle at It’s in the Bag. A few things the drop-off locations accept are:

  • Plastic retail bags (remove string ties and rigid handles)
  • Plastic newspaper bags
  • Plastic bread and cereal bags (remove food residue)
  • Plastic wrap from paper towels
  • Plastic zipper-type bags (remove rigid closing mechanism)
  • and the list goes on…

I am amazed at the amount of plastic packaging we go through.


2 Responses to “Plastic Bags Are Evil”

  1. Striving Green Says:

    Nice post. I like the It’s in the Bag site. We’re trying to remember our canvas bags too when we go shopping!

  2. Janet Dunn Says:

    WOW !!!! Nice website

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