Bags – Paper & Plastic

Paper or Plastic?

Should we be using paper or plastic bags?

If you can carry the items that you are purchasing at a store, consider if you really need the store to provide you with a bag. Durable cloth, reusable bags are also readily available in lieu of plastic. Keep reusable bags in your car for convenience.

Reuse of Plastic Bags

Some non-profits may appreciate recycling clean plastic bags for their programs:

Most grocery and department stores provide collection containers for plastic bags.

Reusing Paper Bags

  • Reuse them on your next shopping trip
  • Wrap packages
  • Make book covers
  • Collect newspapers for recycling
  • Use for storing items by taping closed, write contents on outside

Recycling Paper Bags

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