02 May '11, 6pm

Did you know the darker the bag, the more recycled content it can contain? Why we should ditch white plastic bags:

Did you know the darker the bag, the more recycled content it can contain? Why we should ditch white plastic bags:

Earth911 writer Jennifer Berry was invited on a press trip to the Hilex Poly North Vernon, Ind. recycling plant. This is her report. Phil Rozenski holds the amount of plastic needed for one bag in the palm of his hand. He says that to use more recycled content, consumers must demand colored bags. Photo: Jennifer Berry, Earth911 Plastic bags are a thorn in environmentalists sides. Blowing in the wind, floating in the ocean – the images of bags in the environment are not easily forgotten because people find them hard to recycle. While reusable bag use is on the rise, plastic bags are still churning. About 89 billion plastic bags , sacks and wraps are used each year in the U.S. Despite increased messaging about the need to recycle the plastic bags Americans do use, only about 12 percent are recycled each year. With plastic bags still being in high-demand, and serious environm...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/05/02/ditching-white-plasti...

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  1. 11 May '11, 3am

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