Do you use large shopping bags to hold recyclable newsprint, magazines and other recyclable paper? While it may seem like a smart idea, the reality is you should avoid this practice. Most shopping bags aren't easily recyclable. Many are made with glossy, shiny or colorful paper, and they often have plastic handles. These bags do not process well at recycling facilities. Instead, use cardboard boxes, unprinted paper bags (like those from the grocery store) or just old-fashioned twine to keep paper together.
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