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Recycle001.svgI can’t be the only person in my town interested in recycling plastic bags and wrap. In fact, I know that I am not. If you want to start a program in your town, like I want to start in my town, Plastic Film Recycling has a great step-by-step plan called the RoadMap to WRAP.

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So I’m trying to find a place to recycle plastic that cannot go into my curbside recycling bin. I’m having a hard time, and maybe you are too. Here’s what I’ve found:

At Plastic Film Recycling, I can recycle the following things.

Please recycle only clean, dry plastic bags and film. Remove receipts or any other items from bags.

Examples include:how-2recycle

  • Retail, carryout, produce, newspaper, bread, and dry cleaning bags (clean, dry and free of receipts and clothes hangers)
  • Zip-top food storage bags (clean and dry)
  • Plastic shipping envelopes (remove labels), bubble wrap and air pillows (deflate)
  • Product wrap on cases of water/soda bottles, paper towels, napkins, disposable cups, bathroom tissue, diapers, and female sanitary products
  • Furniture and electronic wrap
  • Plastic cereal box liners (but if it tears like paper, do not include)
  • Any film packaging or bag that has the How2Recycle Label shown at right

I really try to not buy these things, but I do sometimes buy paper towels and toilet paper wrapped in plastic as well as cases of prescription dog food wrapped in plastic. And I have my suits dry cleaned sometimes. So this will be helpful to me, though I won’t be recycling lots of items. I first choose “reduce and refuse” over “recycling.”

There is a location drop off finder at the website as well. I am reducing my waste. Hope you’ll do the same!

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So today Sarah decided to re-purpose some plastic that we already have in our house. And at the same time, we didn’t buy more plastic and we spent time together creating something. 2018-03-24 08.57.57

We used a Powerade bottle (that we bought last month) and made a game similar to Yeti in My Spaghetti. We call it “Octopus in My Powerade”! Here’s what we used: (more…)

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It is one month until Earth Day 2018. During these 30 days, I am going to work to End Plastic Pollution and reduce my plastic pollution footprint by not purchasing anything plastic that I won’t be using for more than 30 days: no plastic water or beverage bottles, no plastic bags, no plastic food containers of pre-packaged food, no detergent bottles, no hair care or make-up products, no straws. I am curious to see how difficult it will be. Join me. There’s a lot of info available at www.earthday.org. Using the primer available at EarthDay.org, I determined that currently my monthly plastic pollution contribution is about 48 items. That’s a lot. Maybe a lot less than some, but way more than others. So my goal is to: not bring in more plastic and to try to reuse (instead of just recycle) the plastic that I have in my house. Wish me luck, and join me!

#EarthDay2018 #EndPlasticPollution #lessplastic #plasticless

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