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The Big Plastic-Bag-and-Film Problem
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Updated On 05/02/2019

Plastic film seems to be everywhere you look these days, so let’s take a look at what it is and why it’s so important to dispose of correctly.

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Is it OK to put plastic film in the recycling bin if it says “Please Recycle”, is marked #2 or #4, or is a plastic bag full of recycling?
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A GROWING PROBLEM. A BIG OPPORTUNITY.

Out of all the materials that incorrectly end up at an MRF, plastic film is one of the worst. But we toss out so much soft plastic each year — an estimated 380 billion plastic bags and wraps in the US alone, equal in weight to 1.6 million cars — that we need to reduce what we can and find a way to recycle the rest. Find out why this is such a problem and how you can help!

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