Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Connecticut looks to wrap up plastic bag, film recycling

Cole Rosengren reports for WasteDive:

Connecticut officials, in partnership with the American Chemistry Council's Flexible Film Recycling Group (FFRG)launched a new collection campaign this week to improve plastic film recycling rates. Residents are encouraged to recycle a range of products such as shopping bags and plastic wrap at 175 participating stores within the state.
About half of Connecticut residents don't know about drop-off options for plastic recycling and many don't know the full list of accepted materials, according to a recent survey. According to the American Chemistry Council, more than 18,000 stores now offer drop-off options for plastic film recycling nationwide.
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