Clearly, consumers are being encouraged to reduce their reliance on plastic shopping bags, but it's going to be a while before they're completely obsolete. In the meantime, perhaps you're stockpiling a huge supply of plastic bags and the clutter is driving you crazy?....
While local Stop & Shops have been accepting plastic bags for recycling for a while, we've always been mystified that our local Whole Foods market didn't accept them. It seems that reality is changing. A recent article in the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine reported that all Whole Foods Markets now accept plastic bags for recycling. The article also reported that you can recycle other types of plastic bags (dry cleaning, newspaper, and produce bags) if marked with a "2" or "4".
If you shop at Whole Foods, have you noticed a new plastic bag recycling receptacle?
(For those of you with urban dogs, you probably find your stash of plastic bags handy, if not imperative, for taking care of business. We always did too until we discovered paper Skooperboxes which we now use with great success for our pup, Arlo. Rumor has it that it takes 100 years for a plastic bag to break down in a landfill. Supposedly, Skooperboxes, in a conducive trash environment, break down in 30 days! This has greatly reduced our need to collect plastic bags.)
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