Why aren’t plastic bags recyclable?

Working in the cleaning industry I have come to learn about what the city of San Francisco considers recycle materials and non-recyclable.

One of the most often misunderstood items is plastic bags and wrappers. There are many that consider the fact that it is plastic to be a go ahead for placing them in the curbside recycling bins. This isn’t the case at all, plastic bags tend to cause damage to the automated system that is used by curbside recycling centers. They often end up clogging the machinery and there fore the company must hire employees to make sure all plastic bags are taken out before they go through the machinery. Of course plastic bags, along with the list of items below can be reused. If you don’t have plans to reuse them, it is possible that you can collect them and either give them to a local manufacturer/shipper or ask if they are able to pick them up.

 

Other items NOT recyclable: potato chips/snack bags, candy wraps, plastic bubble  envelopes, mailing air bubbles, mailing styrofoam peanuts, and styrofoam in general.

Author: admin on October 17, 2011
Category: Guide
2 responses to “Why aren’t plastic bags recyclable?”
  1. Maisie says:

    Hello webmaster do you need unlimited content for your blog ?
    What if you could copy content from other blogs, make it pass
    copyscape test and publish on your blog – i know
    the right tool for you, just search in google:
    Ziakdra’s article tool

  2. Hey there I am so delighted I found your site,
    I really found you by error, while I was searching on Aol for something else, Nonetheless
    I am here now and would just like to say thank you for
    a incredible post and a all round interesting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read
    it all at the moment but I have book-marked it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to
    read much more, Please do keep up the great b.

Leave a Reply

Last articles