Plastic Bag Recycling

Did you know that you can recycle your plastic bags and plastic wrap at a wide range of nearby grocery stores and home-hardware stores, including stores with grocery departments, such as Wal-Mart and Target? And this includes not only the plastic bags that originate in these stores, but also the bags newspapers are delivered in (for those without dogs), dry cleaning bags, zip bags, and all sorts of plastic wrap and bubble wrap. The plastic just has to be clean and dry when you drop it off in the bins in the front of these stores.

The plastic gets recycled into products such as new grocery bags, benches, and decking.

You can find the nearest dropoff locations at the Plastic Film Recycling website. The following stores came up in a New Haven search. If the stores you shop at aren’t recycling plastic, it would be worth asking them to start.

ShopRite
Wal-Mart
Target
Lowe’s
Whole Foods
PriceRite
Adams Hometown Market

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