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Recycling Journey of Bags, Wraps, & Film

The flowchart below highlights how a typical plastic film item travels through the entire recycling process.  Although a grocery bag is used in the flowchart, the same steps can be taken to recycle many other types of film plastics including: bread bags, plastic overwrap, bubble wrap, dry cleaning bags, produce bags, zip-top food storage bags, air pillows.  The video below takes the flowchart further with detailed descriptions of each step in the process.


Recycling Journey of Plastic Bags, Wraps, & Film from APR on Vimeo.