Recycling on the Rise

Plastic bag industry invests $50 million in recycled content bags.

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Have you already put aside plastic in favor of glass food containers and reusable shopping bags? Regardless of your personal plastic policy, you’ll be happy to know that by the year 2015 plastic bags will consist of 40 percent recycled content. At least that is the goal of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), which has invested $50 million to that end. Although bag recycling increased by 27 percent from 2005 to 2007, the EPA reports that in the US, the majority of plastic bags still end up in landfills or in natural wildlife habitats. Do your part to reduce unnecessary waste by remembering your reusable or recycling your plastic!

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