Recycling Plastic Bags & Films
Store Drop-Off Label = #2 and #4 plastic bags, films and wraps
Did you know? A wide variety of plastic bags, films, and wraps can go in retail store bins with plastic bags, including items with the How2Recycle Store Drop-Off label. Bags and films using Resin Identification Codes #2 and #4 are the same can also go in these bins–but NOT into curbside bins (with a few exceptions). To find out more about what you can recycle in these bins, and to find recycling locations, visit the link below. You can also keep your eyes open for bins at your favorite grocery stores, department stores, and retailers.
Download the full-sized poster at: plasticbagrecycling.org
Why not just use the plastic numbers?
The majority of the public do not understand the Resin Identification Codes, and mistakenly believe that the chasing arrows and number mean that flexible films and bags can go into curbside recycling bins. The How2Recycle Label is used across all materials, not just plastics, and provides more detail on where these materials can actually be recycled. The good news is that most of us have more access to recycling plastic bags, wraps and films than ever before!