Plastic bags are starting to be banned in different cities across the country. This reaction is a result of the impact that these bags can have on the environment. Consider the following ways to recycle/reuse plastic bags.
Recycling Plastic Bags
Plastic bags normally cannot be put into regular recycling (i.e. curbside recycling pickup). However, many grocery stores have recycling bins for them. If your community has a recycling center, they may also have a special drop-off area for these bags.
Reusing Plastic Bags
There are many ways that you can reuse plastic shopping bags. If you have a baby, you can use shopping bags for diapers rather than spending money on purchasing small bags specifically made for diapers. You can also use these bags when cleaning up after your pets. Small shopping bags are often the perfect size for bathroom or office waste bins. Reusing plastic bags will save you from having to purchase additional trash bags and will also put them to better use.
The recycling and/or reuse of plastic bags will help the environment. If you are really environmentally conscious, you may decide to switch to paper or reusable bags altogether.