Do you reuse large shopping bags to organize recyclables, then place the filled bags out on the curb for pickup? It seems like a win-win: You’re recycling and you’re reusing a bag! But shopping bags are a hassle for recyclers. They are often made from glossy or colorful paper or plastic that’s hard to recycle. And they often tip over, tear or need to be manually loaded into the truck on recycling day. All too often, recyclables in these bags go straight to the landfill. What to do? Use a recycling bin or brown paper grocery store shopping bags -- which are always recyclable -- instead.
ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION