Did you know that Americans throw away an estimated 100 billion plastic bags each year?
Have plastic bags around that you’re not sure what to do with? Recycle them! There’s likely a plastic-bag recycling center nearby.
Some states are trying to reduce the distribution of plastic bags. Contact your local representative to let them know this is an issue you care about. Not sure who your representative is? A quick ZIP code search here can tell you!
Environmental experts at 5 Gyres estimate there are more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic floating in our ocean. Together, let’s take plastic bags out of the equation.
- To find a plastic-bag recycling center near you, visit abagslife.com.
- Still searching for the perfect reusable shopping companion? Check out Real Simple’s roundup of the best reusable bags!
- Earth 911 answers all of your lingering questions about plastic-bag recycling.