GDN Supports a Ban on Single Use Plastic Bags

We occasionally publish “classic” articles that we feel are still relevant to readers. This article is from the Jul/Aug 2013 issue of the Green News.

Green Decade’s Recycling Committee is working on getting plastic bags out of recycling bins. Plastic bags are constantly ending up in all the wrong places: trees, oceans, rivers and the bellies of marine and land animals. The right places to put clean plastic bags are the recycling bins at the entrance of most supermarkets. Please DO NOT place your recyclables in a plastic bag and then put them in your recycling bin because the plastic will “gum up” the machine that sorts the recyclables! Thanks for excluding plastic bags from your recycling bins and please spread the word!

by Michele Davis, GN Recycling Committee Chair