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Post-Consumer Film Recycling at Your Business

Many retailers provide front-of-store recycling to their customers. More than 18,000 locations across the United States and Canada collect post-consumer plastic film at the front of their stores, and combine this film with back-of-house post-commercial film.

Retailers that have conducted bag audits after starting post-consumer film collection report minimal to no increase in contamination levels in their film.

Moreover, consumer surveys show that consumers think more highly of retailers that collect plastic film, and are more likely to be repeat customers.

COVID-19 and Plastic Film Recycling

NOTE: Plastic bags/wraps typically do not get recycled in curbside bins. They must be returned to participating drop-off locations such as retail stores for recycling.

Thank you for recycling your plastic bags and wraps.

During this COVID-19 pandemic, we urge you to recycle your plastic bags, wraps, and other film packaging at drop-off locations ONLY WHEN AND WHERE POSSIBLE.

Some stores have temporarily halted collection of plastic bags and wraps. And some of you are not able to venture out. If either is the case, please collect your bags/wraps at home until events change. Bags/wraps can be compressed and stored inside another plastic bag.

As always, please follow the direction of your local and state public health officials, and do not shop or take anything to a store/drop-off if there’s reason to suspect anyone in your household has been exposed to the coronavirus. If you do shop, please take appropriate steps to help protect store employees so they can continue to provide essential products during this crisis.

Thank you for your support of plastic film recycling. Recycling contributes to sustainability and provides valuable materials for American manufacturers, so we encourage you to continue recycling when and where possible.

Be safe.

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