It is estimated that in California we use about 19 billion plastic bags each year. As a consequence, plastic bags bombard our landfills, waterways, and cost us millions to clean-up.
In an effort to reduce their impact, it is easier than ever to recycle your plastic grocery bags! Now, thanks to a new statewide plastic grocery bag recycling program, most local grocery stores are offering in-store recycling bins for plastic bags and are selling reusable bags.
Recycling plastic bags will also lessen their presence among wildlife and help maintain our city aesthetic, so let’s take the next step and recycle!