Household Plastic Bags With Recycled Content

Household Plastic Bags With Recycled Content

Gregory Han
Jul 24, 2008

Our post earlier today about a possible plastic bag ban in Los Angeles brought out an assortment of responses and opinions. One concern we noted and share with some fellow readers/pet owners is the need to occasionally use plastic bags for litterbox cleanup duty. After a few unhappy moments with ripped plastic bags filled with kitty litter...and more...we decided that at least in the case of cat cleanup duty, well constructed plastic bags are a necessary evil...

Glad is now offering kitchen trash bags composed of 65% recycled plastic. They feel about the same as their normal line of bags and the content of recycled material is even better than the eco-conscious Seventh Generation line, which contains 55% recycled plastic content (though their larger garbage bags trump Glad with 80% recycled content). Thanks to our compost bin and reduction of buying packaged food this year, we've reduced our use of plastic bags overall. So until we find a well-constructed pet plastic bag that has higher recycled content and/or is biodegradable, we'll stick to using these as efficiently as possible....or try to train our cats to use the wc (wishful thinking).

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