Did you know……
About 89 billion plastic bags, sacks, and wraps are used each year in the U.S.
According to the EPA, about 12 percent of plastic bags and wraps were recycled in 2007
Plastic bags are primary source of litter because they are light and aerodynamic and are easily transported by wind into the watershed.
Once littered, plastic bags essentially never biodegrade. Instead the sun breaks them into small pieces that can choke and kill sensitive marine species such as turtles and birds.
A five-year-long study by the Ocean Conservancy found that small plastic bags made up about 9 percent of the debris found along various U.S. coats.
Plastic shopping and dry cleaning bags are recyclable and may be placed into your recycle cart provided by CR&R.
The steps to recycle bags are as follows: Simply place shopping and dry cleaning bags bundled together inside a clear bag, then place your bundle inside a clear bag, then place your bundle inside your recycle cart with your other recyclable and we do they rest.
**Most grocery stores now provide plastic bag recycling for customers.
….and now you know!
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Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI
Past President, Orange County Association of Realtors (949) 753-7900