It just takes a small amount of effort. Plastic bags and film packaging have long been a nuisance for recycling operations to deal with. In many cases, they are too thin to be recycled and when included in the recycling stream they cause havoc in sorting machines. Luckily for recyclers everywhere, some retailers have begun accepting returned plastic bags to be reused and recycled. Plasticfilmrecycling.org has created a handy tool for all to use. At this website, you can input your zip code to see a list of all retailers that will take your plastic bags. Use this tool! It's high time we started using reusable bags, and now we have a way to get rid of single-use plastic bags in an environmentally-friendly way. Ditch the plastic bags you've got lying around the house!

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