September 24, 2019

Trash Talk Tuesday: Plastic Bags

written by Casey Eckert

Welcome to my first“Trash Talk Tuesday” blog here at Earth Inspired Cards, Gifts and Education!

My goal is to share environmental tips, stats, and resources every week in the hope you’d like to expand your knowledge about our fabulous earth and how we can all help take care of it!

I’m ALSO going to show you some very cool things you can make with repurposed items, many of which cannot be put in the recycling bin. *

C’mon and join me each week!

Today’s easy-to-do recycling tip is one you can put to use immediately!  It will surely help fly-away plastic bags that make such an ugly mess if they’re strewn about on streets, in parks and waterways, and so on.  (I recently learned that HORSES and other farm animals are VERY susceptible to the dangers of ingesting plastic bags which can literally kill them. I had not heard of that before – did you?)

Anyway, this tip will work if your city’s recycling program allows you to put plastic bags in your weekly or bi-weekly collection bins, OR if you take your plastic bags to several stores (Kroger, Walmart, Target, Kohls, etc.).  Once the plastic bags are collected at these stores, they are shipped to their recycling facilities where they are compressed, baled, and then sold to companies that use the plastic bags to make fence posts and many other durable home-improvement products.  

TIP: Simply “knot”your plastic bags as many times as you can before putting them in your collection bin or taking them to a store that accepts them.  Easy Peasy!!!

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