Recycle Beyond the Bag – Recycle Plastic Film

You may have heard that plastic bags are recyclable, but did you know that plastic film is, too?

Plastic film, such as produce bags, dry cleaning bags, the wrap around paper towels and diapers, and more, can be recycled along with plastic bags.

There are a few differences between recycling plastic film and recycling other plastics, like bottles, jars and jugs. The main difference? Except in a few cases, plastic film cannot be recycled in your curbside bin at home. Instead, it must be taken to a drop-off location, like a grocery or other retail store, to be collected for recycling.

The good news is that there are more than 18,000 locations across the U.S. and Canada that collect plastic film for recycling. Chances are there’s a drop-off location near you!